C1886

The Wreck of the Lyee Moon off Green Cape, New South Wales.

Two prints of this famous ship wreck with an accompanying photocopy the reporting of the incident from the same source. The Ly-ee-moon sank on 30 May 1886 at Green Cape New South Wales. Built as an iron side paddle wheeler at Blackwall, … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The Wreck of the Lyee Moon off Green Cape, New South Wales.

Date:

C1886

Artist:

Unknown

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Original engraving

Image Size: 

200mm 
x 300mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Wreck of the Lyee Moon off Green Cape, New South Wales. - Antique Print from 1886

Genuine antique
dated:

1886

Description:

Two prints of this famous ship wreck with an accompanying photocopy the reporting of the incident from the same source.

The Ly-ee-moon sank on 30 May 1886 at Green Cape New South Wales. Built as an iron side paddle wheeler at Blackwall, London in 1859 the vessel was refitted in 1874 and converted to screw propulsion. The new compound engine generated 160 horsepower. The graceful steamer retained an elegant clipper bow and now had a tonnage of 1202 tons and a length of 86 metres. 

The wreck of the Ly-ee-moon was one of the most tragic losses on the New South Wales’ coast. Driven onto the reef in a frightening sea, the steamer rapidly broke apart exposing all inside to the violence of the gale.  One by one they were torn from the hull or swept from the decks to drown or be cast against the rocks.  The bow was torn off taking the saloon and thirty passengers with it. They remained with water pouring up to shoulder height.  With no air left, they perished, a small boy being the only survivor, having put his head through a porthole; found unconscious, he was given mouth to mouth resuscitation and recovered.

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