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Yr harbwr ym Mhorthmadog.On the morning of Saturday a report reached Barmouth, that a vessel was ashore under Talybont, about four miles north of Barmouth. The life boat was immediately placed upon cart wheels, and sent off, followed by a great many sailors and others. On arrival the boat was launched, and manned under the command of Capt. Evan Edwards, of the schooner Ann, of Barmouth. The sea ran so high that it was found impracticable to board the vessel (which proved to be the schooner Mary Elizabeth, of Pwllheli. David Morris, master, laden with slates, bound from Port Madoc [Porthmadog] for Lymington) and a rope was thrown on board, and caught by the master (the only survivor) who fastened it round his body, jumped overboard, and was hauled in, and landed safe. He was taken to Benerisa, the house of Mr Edward Williams, where every attention was paid to him, and he is now doing well. The rest of the crew were lost, viz. John Williams, and Hugh Evans, of Pwllheli (both bodies found), John Williams (not known to where he belonged) and a boy. The vessel has since been got off, and taken to Mochras.

We cannot close this account without mentioning the humane and benevolent conduct of Mr. and Mrs. Barnet, of Cors-y-Gedol Arms Hotel, they having in a most prompt manner, immediately on hearing of the inevitable fate of the Edwin, on Friday, ordered hot baths to be got in readiness for those who might be rescued from the wreck. A carriage was kept waiting on the beach, to convey anyone found to the house, with every other preparation that humanity could suggest; but, alas! how unavailing.

The schooner Bertholly, of Newport reported to be onshore under Celynin Church, was safely brought into Barmouth on the 19th instant, and is not so seriously damaged as might have been expected.


On Friday last a severe gale of wind blew from the N.W. On the following morning the masts of a vessel were seen, about 3 miles to the north of the bar. The life-boat was immediately launched, and, commanded by Captains Timothy and Price, proceeded to the wreck, but there were no tidings of the crew. All must have perished. The vessel is called the Phoebe, of Newport, Port of Cardigan, 123 tons, Captain Havard, as appears by some old papers that came ashore from her. Another schooner, called the Victoria, of Barum, port of Bideford, Thomas Stone, Master, was wrecked the same night on Sarn-y-bwch. All hands were lost. She was laden with a general cargo, consisting mostly of hides. Whither she was bound or where from, is not known. Four of the bodies were found. In the mate's pocket there were a gold and silver watch, four sovereigns, and fourteen shillings in silver. Her boat has come ashore. Another schooner was lost about 2 miles to the nothward of the Sarn, laden with slates, from Port Madoc, crew saved, excepting one, who was drowned in the hold. She is called the Bertholly, of Newport, Monmouthshire. She does not appear to be much damaged. The Diligence, master, W. Edwards, of Aberdovey, went down in deep water, off Ilfracombe. The crew took to the boat, and landed at St. David's about four o' clock on Friday afternoon. 

Uchod: Dwy erthygl o'r Caernarfon & Denbigh Herald yn disgrifio llongau mewn trafferthion ar y môr.  Yr oedd dwy o'r llongau yn cludo llechi.  Yn yr enghraifft gyntaf, o Bermo, achubwyd y capten ond collwyd y pedwar arall oedd ar y llong.  (Nid oedd y llun o harbwr Porthmadog yn rhan o'r erthygl gwreiddiol.)

Tarddiad: Caernarfon & Denbigh Herald, 1843


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