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I CHESTER SCHOONER WRECKED. A I DRIVEN ASHORE AT ORKNEY. I NARHOW ESCAPE OF THE CREW. I Early on Friday morning during a heavy gale thre three-master eohoojfier Celtic, of Chester, 360 tons burden (Captain Hall), was driven ashore on the rooks at Okill Bay, near StrDrnnem. The vessel, swept by onor- mous seas, filled with water and at once became a wreak. With the boiling surf all around the orew, consisting of six men, were placed in a very perilous position, a.nd at times as the hull of tho ship waa buried by tho heavy rollers, they were forced to seek safety in the rigging. After an hour's suspenoe one seaman was swept overboard and carried inshore by the breakers and thrown on an outlying ridge of rocks, wihere he was resouod. The ship's boat having been smashed, the five remaining mem- bers of the orew put on lifebelts, and as a last resort sprang into the sea. By this time a large number of farmers and others had gathered on the cliffs. "Hie five sailors were time adxl again swallowed up by the enormous seas, and the onlookers almost lest hope of saving them. Ultimately, however, a,ll of them were thrown within reach of the &hon» and dragged out of the water bruised and in an exhausted condition. Interviewed by a oorrespondmt, the captain stated that the ship left London on August 3rd with a cargo of cement for Oban. On Thursday afternoon the Pantland Firth was passed, and tho tame evening, while off Sules- kerry, a strong westerly gale burst over the vessel about midnight. The foretopmast was carried away, bringing down all the upper yards, sails, and rigging. To clear the wreck- age the vessel was ruin before tho wind till the morning broke. In the darkness an opening was seen in the ooast athead, believed to be Hoy Sound, and the vessel was steered for it. On getting oicae in on the 100 shore it was discovered too late that the vessel was in an exposed shallow bay. With the ship in a dis* ahiod state the crew were unable to beat off aliore in the face of the heavy gale, and sea anchors were let go, but failed to hold, and the vessel was driven ashore. The ill-fated vessel was a large, iron-built three- masted schooner, which was built about five or six years ago by Mr. Thomas, Amlwch, at a cost of about "000. Until recently she was the property of Mr. Walter Reney, of Connah's Quay, but a few months ago he sold it to an Irish shipowner. The vessel was insured.

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