A steamer is lost

1898 – The Loss of the Screw Steamer Aymestry

Yes, I know this is a tenuous link!

Messrs. Sivewright, Bacon and Co., West Hartlepool, owners of the screw steamer Aymestry which was wrecked on Farquhar Island, received a letter from Captain Crisp, dated Mauritius 14th May, saying that he and the crew of the above steamer would leave Mauritius on 19th by the Castle Liner Lismore Castle, for London.

Reports said that Aymestry was hard and fast on the rocks and “pretty well gutted”. Natives said that the crew had tried to get her off the rocks for some 15 days.