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Pictures of Sailing Ships built in Maryport Names M - R

Midas - The Barque Midas - launched in 1896 was last heard of February 14th 1898

Midas The Barque Midas built by Ritson in 1896 and lost in 1898
The Barque Midas - launched in 1896 was last heard of February 14th 1898 and lost with all hands during a passage from Nagaski to Portland Oregon. A brass tablet in memory of the Officers and Crew hangs in the Maritime Museum - Maryport Source Robinson p12

Monkbarns, now a hulk at Corcubion, Galicia Spain

Monkbarns at work but now a hulk at Corcubion Sea Breezes July 1927
Monkbarns, now a hulk at Corcubion, engaged upon her new work. She has figured frequently in Sea Breezes. July 1927

Monkbarns at Corcubion Galicia Spain

Monkbarns at work but now a hulk at Corcubion Sea Breezes July 1927
Monkbarns, now a hulk at Corcubion, engaged upon her new work. She has figured frequently in Sea Breezes. July 1927

Monkbarns sunk

The resting place of the sunken hulk of Monkbarns Sea Breezes July 1927
On page 65 there appears a picture of Monkbarns as a hulk. Above ie a view of the harbour, the X indicating her position. Sea Breezes July 1927

Myrtle Holme a clipper ship of Messrs Hine Brothers

Myrtle Holme clipper ship of Hine Brothers fleet Sea Breezes June 1927
The clipper ship Myrtle Holme, one of Messrs. Hine Brothers' fleet, the most notable out of Maryport. Sea Breezes 1927

Netherby built by Ritson 1886 1448 tons - Lost with all hands July 13th 1906

Netherby a Ritson iron ship 1886 tug tow from Maryport June 21 Lost with July 13 1906
The iron ship Netherby built by Ritson 1886 1448 tons departed Maryport June 21st Lost with all hands July 13th 1906. The Netherby an iron ship - sister to the "Ellenbank" and of 1448 tons she was owned by her builders and was for many years a familiar sight at Maryport which she left carrying a cargo of steel rails on June 21st 1906 for Tulchuano - Chile. She was spoken to on July 13th 1906 and that was the last ever seen of her and it was supposed she had struck an iceberg near Cape Horn, going to the bottom very quickly. Her crew consisted of many Maryport men. Three of whom were apprentices: Alwyn Skelton, Sam Dixon and , Edward Dairdan. Source Robinson p13

Peter Iredale returns to Maryport where she was built and sideways launched

Peter Iredale returns to Maryport where she was built Sea Breezes June 1927
Peter Iredale returns to the port at which she was built and launched broadside, as was the prevailing custom. Consider the size of this ship sliding broadside into the River Ellen where the Wave centre now awaits renaming. Sea Breezes June 1927.

Peter Iredale wreck on the Oregon Coast 1906

Peter Iredale wrecked on the Oregon Coast masts sails spars and rigging ruined 1906
The Peter Iredale Wrecked on the Oregon Coast masts sails spars and rigging ruined 1906. Source Robinson p14

Wreck of the Peter Iredale

Wreck of the Peter Iredale.  Here lies the remains of the four masted British sailing vessel Peter Iredale which ran aground October 25 1906 during a heavy southwest wind.  She was enroute from Salina Cruz Mexico to the Columbia River to load wheat when the disaster occurred.  The impact of the beaching snapped the top of her masts vocering the deck with wreckage. A rescue boat from Point Adams landed all hands safely.

This photo from Mr Mrs Cullen of Portland Oregon USA sent 1983 to Maryport Maritime Museum Miss Robinson.

Peter Iredale wrecked on the Oregon coast 1906

Peter Iredale remains of the hulk on the Oregon Coast a tourist attraction for 77 years 1983
The Peter Iredale notice about remains of the hulk on the Oregon Coast a tourist attraction for 77 years 1983. Source Robinson p14

Peter Iredale wrecked 1906 on the Oregon coast in 1983

Peter Iredale hulk on the Oregon Coast for 77 years photo Cullen Portland Oregon USA 1983
The Peter Iredale hulk on the Oregon Coast a tourist attraction for 77 years photo from Mr Mrs Cullen Portland Oregon USA 1983. Source Robinson p15