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Holyhead Harbour—Wreck Of The Steamship "Edith"—Question

Volume 229: debated on Monday 15 May 1876

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asked the President of the Board of Trade, Whether it is intended to take any measures to remove the steamship that was sunk in a collision at the entrance of Holyhead Harbour in the first week of August 1875, and which has since been permitted to remain in the direct course of the mail steamers, and to endanger the safety of every ship entering and leaving the harbour?

The steamship Edith, Sir, belonging to the London and North-Western Railway Company, was sunk in acollision half-a-mile from the entrance of the inner harbour of Holyhead in the second week of September last. The harbour master reports that the wreck is efficiently marked by the railway company both by day and night, by a buoy with a bell on it by day, and by two powerful lights, one at each masthead, by night; he also reports that the vessel does not lie in the ordinary course of ships entering or leaving the harbour of refuge, and very few vessels going in or out go near her. Since the loss of their vessel, the railway company have themselves spent about £7,000 in unsuccessfully attempting to raise her, and have now, at a heavy additional cost, accepted the tender of the Victoria Graving Dock Company to raise her, and it is confidently expected that by the middle of the summer the wreck will have been removed.