“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Cap-des-Rosiers in Gaspésie-Îles de la Madeleine MRC, Quebec — French Canadian Region

Carricks Monument

Carricks Shipwreck Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nora Galvin, September 23, 2009
1. Carricks Shipwreck Marker

to the memory of
Irish Immigrants
from Sligo
wrecked here
on April 28th 1847
Ship Carricks
of Whitehaven

are buried here

Pray for their souls

Erected by
Parishioners of St Patricks
Parish Montreal
                    Rev. J. Quinlivan P.P.

Erected 1890 by St Patricks Parish, Montreal.
Location. 48° 51.348′ N, 64° 12.036′ W. Marker is in Cap-des-Rosiers, Quebec, in Gaspésie-Îles de la Madeleine MRC. Marker is on Quebec Route 132, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Just outside (north) of Forillon National Park and just south of the Cap-des-Rosiers Lighthouse on Rt. 132. Coordinates are for the lighthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Cap-des-Rosiers, Quebec G4X, Canada.
Regarding Carricks Monument. In 1858, as a result of this shipwreck, the Canadian government built a lighthouse on the spit of land where the Carricks had run aground. Today, it's the tallest lighthouse in Canada.
Also see . . .
1. Remains of Sligo's forgotten Famine ship emerge from Canada's icy waters. This article was published in the Sligo Champion on May 13, 2009. (Submitted on October 1, 2009.) 

2. Navigating the Lower Saint Lawrence in the 19th Century. (Submitted on February 20, 2011, by Gilbert R. Bossé of Métis-sur-Mer, QC, Canada.)
Additional keywords. Shipwreck Ireland
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWaterways & Vessels
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