Stephen Whitney

DescriptionOn 10 November 1847, while sailing in thick fog, Captain C.W. Popham mistook the Crookhaven lighthouse for the one at the Old Head of Kinsale on the south coast of Ireland. About 10 pm the ship struck the western tip of West Calf Island and completely broke up within ten minutes. Of 110 people aboard, 92 were lost.
Nationaliy of ShipUnited States
Lives Lost92
Peacetime or WartimePeacetime
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