We were beginning to feel withdrawal symptoms as we hadn't had a Poole image for a while, and here is a really sad one. The sailing ship "Earl of Beaconsfield", its yards gone agley, keeled over on its side, and looking very down in the mouth is the subject. Any vessel coming to grief like that will look like a tragedy, but a magnificent sailing ship looks particularly tragic.
What was the story and where did it happen?
- Well, we certainly got the story, and where it happened. Delira that we now have a date and location
for this Poole photograph - February 1884, and just off Cheekpoint at the delightfully named Buttermilk Castle. Thank you all.
Congratulations to all on yesterday's image being listed in EXPLORE!
Photographer: A. H. Poole
Collection: Poole Photographic Studio
Date: February 1884
NLI Ref: POOLEWP 0108a
You can also view this image, and many thousands of others, on the NLI’s catalogue at catalogue.nli.ie
Owner: National Library of Ireland on The Commons
Source: Flickr Commons