A Maritime History of County Wexford Vol 3

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Volume 3 covers a period from 1961 to 1998, a period when sailing ships and steam vessels had mostly disappeared and witnessed the withdrawal of many of our lightships around the Wexford coast. Volume 1 covered a period from 1859 to 1910., and volume 2 covered the years from 1911 to 1960. The author traces the maritime history of County Wexford as never before. After a brief introduction in volume 3, each year from 1961 is dealt with chronologically. The compilation of the three volumes is the result of twenty years of research into government papers,public inquiries, lifeboat records, the register of the Receiver of Wrecks, Loyd's registers, Harbour Board minutes, Wexford and British newspapers, maritime history books and other sources.