Memorial plaque for the lost sailors and ship Sydney off Donegal coast in 1870, Village Port, County Donegal, Ireland

Port, Donegal, Ireland. Memorial Plaque

This stone is in memory of the sailors who were lost off the ship ‘The Sydney’ on 16th October 1870. The ship, a barque, was transporting a cargo of timber from Quebex, Canada to Greenock, Scotland. It sank during a fierce gale, after being forced into the area known as ‘Camas Binne’ and striking the rock ‘Bullg Sydney’ located due sourth-west from Port. Out of a crew of twenty one, only two survived. Four of the crew are buried at this spot.

See the other side of the monument here.

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