January 13, 1856

Broad Sound

Ship Irene with general cargo.

"The Boston Post Marine Journal divulged in a stereotypic entry that 'the vessel...reported ashore at Fawn Bar, Boston Harbor, is the ship Irene of New York, Captain Williams, which sailed from Liverpool December 1, for Boston, with a general cargo of merchandise. She struck on Winthrop Bar at 8 o'clock on Sunday morning. Her masts were cut away, and the same evening she went ashore on Point Shirley Beach between the Copper Works and the Head. The crew were all saved. One man had his leg fractured by the falling masts. The Irene was built at Essex, Ct. in 1851.'"

Robert F. Sullivan, Shipwrecks and Nautical Lore of Boston Harbor