On foot from Ballylumford Harbour or from Ferris Bay beach. The wreck is located beneath the tip of the headland to the west of Ferris Bay.
Free parking, a slipway, public toilets and outdoor changing facilities are available at Ballylumford Harbour (access to slipway restricted to Islandmagee Boat Club members; email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Nearest tank filling is Aquaholics, Portstewart/Ballycastle.
Be mindful of the ferry lane at Larne harbour.
The wreck is badly broken up and scattered across foul grounds.
Date of loss 13/01/1916. A 367 g.t. steamship, registered at Londonderry, which was wrecked on passage from Larne to Newport, Monmouthshire, carrying a cargo of potatoes. The crew of 12 were saved. The vessel was built at Maryport in 1889. (Sources: WA F59; Larn & Larn 2002).
WA (Wilson Archive)
Information derived from Historic Environment Record of Northern Ireland (HERoNI), Department for Communities, Historic Environment Division.
Look out for conger eels!
View all species records from this siteA link to the dive site location on the NBN Atlas Northern Ireland website, showing all species records from within a 1km boundary of the site centroid. Any new species records from the site submitted to Seasearch, iRecord, CEDaR Online Recording or iNaturalist will appear here
Irish Wrecks Online
Irish Underwater Council – County Antrim Wrecks
Northern Ireland Marine MapViewer
- In an emergency call 999 or 112 and ask for the coastguard.
- Follow VHF radio Channel 16 (156.8 MHz), the international distress frequency. Send a distress alert followed by ‘MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY’ and ‘This is [boat name]’.
- Find nearest defibrillator (AED) here
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