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Lines of the Tayleur

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The Tayleur is known as the first Titanic. Sixty years before the Titanic, this White Star liner, technically the most advanced for her age. was lost on her maiden voyage. The design of “clipper ships” had reached its zenith. Tayleur incorporated innovations of its time. She was built of steel rather than wood (the misaligned compass was a factor in her loss) This article discusses her dimension and construction.

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Lady Nelson

On 14th October 1809, The Lady Nelson, Captain Bernard Wade, was shipwrecked on a voyage from Oporto to Liverpool, off the Skelligs, Co. Kerry. The 200 tonne vessel contained a cargo of wine and fruit. 25 souls perished in the disaster.

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The original Lugnad was, according to legend, a "luamaire": that is a navigator or helmsman. He is credited with bringing his uncle, Saint Patrick, to Ireland. Lugnad's grave is in a ruined monastery on Inchagoill island in Lough Corrib, County Galway