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Cap-des-Rosiers in La Côte-de-Gaspé MRC, Quebec — Central Canada (French-Canadian)
 

Carricks of Whitehaven Shipwreck Memorial

 
 
<i>Carricks of Whitehaven</i> Shipwreck Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Nora Galvin, September 23, 2009
1. Carricks of Whitehaven Shipwreck Memorial
Inscription.  
Sacred
to the memory of
187
Irish Immigrants
from Sligo
wrecked here
on April 28th 1847
Ship Carricks
of Whitehaven
87
are buried here

Pray for their souls

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


 
Erected 1890 by St. Patrick's Parish, Montreal.
 
Topics. This historical marker memorial is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesDisastersWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 48° 51.251′ N, 64° 12.408′ W. Marker is in Cap-des-Rosiers, Quebec, in La Côte-de-Gaspé MRC. Marker can be reached from Quebec Route 132, on the left when traveling south. In Forillon National Park, and accessed from a parking lot off Quebec Route 132, roughly 0.4 kms south of the Cap-des-Rosiers Lighthouse entrance drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cap-des-Rosiers, Quebec G4X, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cloche du "Carrick's" voilier Irlandais / Bell of the "Carrick's" Irish Sailboat
<i>Carricks of Whitehaven</i> Shipwreck Memorial Dedication image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 17, 2018
2. Carricks of Whitehaven Shipwreck Memorial Dedication
(here, next to this marker); Gaspé, une ville au coeur de la découverte (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); La tour - La "light" / The tower - The light (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Passer le cap / Keeping on course (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Le criard / Fog horn (approx. half a kilometer away); Le phare de Cap des Rosiers Lighthouse (approx. half a kilometer away); Hommages aux Anciens / Honoring Our Pioneers (approx. 0.9 kilometers away).
 
More about this memorial. The monument was moved in 2017 due to encroaching coastal erosion. The exact location coords will need to wait for better aerial mapping showing the new location off of the rerouted Quebec Route 132 roadway.
 
Regarding Carricks of Whitehaven Shipwreck Memorial. In 1858, as a result of this shipwreck, the Canadian government built a lighthouse on the spit of land where the Carricks of Whitehaven had run aground. Today, it's the tallest lighthouse in Canada.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
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. Gaspesian Heritage WebMagazine - CARRICK SHIPWRECK MONUMENT. (Submitted on July 23, 2017, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.)
3. Remains of more Carricks shipwreck victims discovered in Gaspé (Chronicle-Telegraph, 2016). (Submitted on January 25, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
<i>Carricks of Whitehaven</i> Shipwreck Memorial Sponsors image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 17, 2018
3. Carricks of Whitehaven Shipwreck Memorial Sponsors

4. Bones found on Gaspé coast could be of 1847 shipwreck victims (Globe and Mail, 2011). (Submitted on January 25, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Additional keywords. shipwreck, Ireland
 
<i>Carricks of Whitehaven</i> Shipwreck Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 17, 2018
4. Carricks of Whitehaven Shipwreck Memorial
At new 2017-2018 location
<i>Carricks of Whitehaven</i> Shipwreck Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 17, 2018
5. Carricks of Whitehaven Shipwreck Memorial
<i>Carricks of Whitehaven</i> Shipwreck Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 17, 2018
6. Carricks of Whitehaven Shipwreck Memorial
View from new parking lot, showing access to relocated monument
<i>Carricks of Whitehaven</i> Shipwreck Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 17, 2018
7. Carricks of Whitehaven Shipwreck Memorial
Looking NE from path toward Cap-des-Rosiers Lighthouse to show relative distance of the shipwreck memorial from the lighthouse.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 30, 2009, by Nora Galvin of Bridgeport, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 2,947 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 30, 2009, by Nora Galvin of Bridgeport, Connecticut.   2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on January 25, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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