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Monday, October 13, 2008

Vessel Losses and Casualties in Tremadog Bay and on St Patrick's Causeway

The Wreck of the Barque Wapella in January 1868 at Dyffryn, Merioneth

Struck the Causeway then wrecked near Llandwywe? (The following taken from a letter to the gwynedd Family History Society from Mr D.G.Roberts of Blaenau Ffestiniog)…….From the Reg. Burials Llandwywe Meirioneth……" On the night of 24th jan 1868, a barque, the WAPELL OF BATH, in America, having missed her course struck the causeway and came ashore about 12 o'clock at night........... She would have been nearly dry at 2 or 3o'clock but at 9 o'clock A.M., the crew 15 in number attempted to land in boats, but these were upset at once. Eleven in all were drowned and four were saved..............The vessel held out for a full week before she broke up. All might have been saved had they remained on board.........The ship came from New Orleans with cotton............. Isac Lincoln Orr, captain, drowned from the Wapella of Bath, America and found on the shore on the 5th Feb 1868. Age not known........The body of Captain Orr was disinterred and sent to America 25th Jan 1870"

Or stay off the sea-side of the Mersey, with a little help from the Mersey-canal-siders, Lancashire's own Stone Roses.

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Anonymous said...

The Roses, like Oasis, are from Manchester.

Anonymous said...

Like oasis or hermans hermits?

Anonymous said...

I liked the itain sandwiches at the lancashire deli at the irish circle.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Griffin, you raise many excellent point, whoever you are quoting. However, trying to get three people to agree to anything means that there are no roads, no water treatment plants or any infrastructure.

Minorities have been picked on since before the Old Testament. Be a shudra for a day in India. They've had plenty of practice.

Government does give and take. It takes because there are too many slackers. We all live with that. It is baked in to the equation.

There has to be a rule of law. The Articles of the Confederation didn't work.

Mind you, I don't disagree with your manifesto (whoever you are quoting) and it is a noble creed, but Marx and Freud rule the day.

By the way, John L Lewis had some fab eyebrows.


T. Paine, Jeffersonein

Anonymous said...

Get your money for nothing and your chicks for free!

Anonymous said...

Has the Baba Yaga chimed in yet?

V. Putin

Anonymous said...

Wir haben Geld, wir haben nichg Geld. Was ist los?

Geld ist kaput.

Korn ist Koenig.


K. Marx

PS: Ich habe keine Brudern: Harpo, Chico und Zeppo.

Anonymous said...

Hey HG,

Wasn't there a satyr at Newman Hall?

Mr. Bullfinch
Mythical Creatures Department

Anonymous said...

As always, the end result of all these bailouts will be the Hidden Tax called Inflation.

Anonymous said...

I met a man in a pub in Dublin the other day. He was from Texas. He stood me a pint.

He told me about his ranch. He said that it took him an entire day to drive across his ranch.

I told him that I once had a car that ran like that.

F. O'Brien, deceased

Anonymous said...

Duhon and Boudreaux were having a chat. Duhon told Boudreaux that he had a fire and that he was paid $5,000 or $4,000.

Boudreaux said that he had a flood and that he was paid $13,000 or $12,000.

Duhon scratched his head and said, "Cher, how do you start a flood"?

Henry Longfellow

Anonymous said...

Dear Griffin,

We appreciate your wisdom. We'd like to see you ask for consensus from the rest of us mythical creature before going out on a limb.


The Minotaur and The Chimera

Anonymous said...

What am I, a potted plant?

The Jabberwock

Anonymous said...


As a denizen of Wapella I am hurt that I was left out of any and all mythical creature discussions. I believe my tenure (see The Pantagraph) gives me a voice in any discussions of economics and other salient social issues.

By the way, can someone abandon their home so I can sleep inside?

Momo the Monster

Anonymous said...

I support Gordon Brown and the Labour Party.


Anonymous said...


No mythical creature has suffered more than we trolls. No, we don't wear bones in our hair. We never got a dollar from the commercial exploitation of the 70s and 80s. We took our settlement money from the Twin Cities, remember we live under bridges, and got into hedge funds. You know the rest.

By the way, we don't eat Billy Goats any more, the Latins get them first.

The American Society of Trolls

Anonymous said...

We asked the Jekyll Island guy to leave. He was too reactionary.

The Jersey Devil

Anonymous said...

If only we could get the Jekyll Island guys to leave America, then maybe we could get back on track.

Jefferson would have demanded a Duel with The Creature from Jekyll Island.

Anonymous said...

What does The Creature from Jekyll Island do?

Deny people their Pursuit of Happiness?

Anonymous said...


It is nice to see the Free Exchange of Ideas and Smart Alec remarks back on

Eventually though, Someone is bound to misinterpret remarks like the Latins eating billygoats and all hell will break loose.

But lets not worry about that for now and let the Free Market of Ideas Flourish!

A lot of bright people have walked through the halls of WHS, so lets hear from them.

Anonymous said...

Am I missing something?

Anonymous said...

Why does the Pantagraph have an article about dewitt county windmills in its obituaries?

Loren Bernau
DANVERS - Loren Bernau, 81, formerly of Danvers, most recently of West Hartford, Conn., died Thursday (Oct. 9, 2008) at Hartford Hospital, Hartford, Conn.

Wilbur 'Bill' Sheldon
LINCOLN - Wilbur "Bill" R. Sheldon, 77, Lincoln, died at 12:35 a.m. Monday (Oct. 13, 2008) at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital, Lincoln.

Kenneth W. Jordan
THAWVILLE - Kenneth W. Jordan, 86, Thawville, died Monday (Oct. 13, 2008) at VA Illiana Health Care System in Danville.

Company considering wind farm for DeWitt Co.
CLINTON -- Windmills someday could dot the landscape of DeWitt County.

Anonymous said...

What does EEP think of the band KaiserCartel?

Anonymous said...

So...Griffin's initial comments were pulled? Makes reading clever jabs re: mythical beasts a little jarring without any context....


Never heard KaiserCartel, but they have been compared to Gram Parsons, so they can't be all bad.

Britain's Kaiser Chiefs are OK, though. Catchy pop.

EEP's recent playlist:

Oasis - Dig Out Your Soul
Pegboy - Strong Reaction
The Lemonheads - Hate Your Friends
Dr. Feelgood - BBC Sessions 73-78
The Fix - At the Speed of Twisted Thought
Badfinger - Straight Up
The Replacements - Let It Be
Husker Du - Zen Arcade
Naked Raygun - Understand?

Anonymous said...

Thanks EEP you are the best.
Appreciate your playlist also.

Look a little deeper into the KaiserCartel and you will find a direct connection to Wapella.

Anonymous said...

Great playlist eep.
Never heard of kaisercartel

Griffin's initial comments must have been vulgar in order to get removed.

Anonymous said...

"Look a little deeper into the KaiserCartel and you will find a direct connection to Wapella."
- Anon

What do you have for me, Anon? I'm very curious as to the Wapella connection!

Anonymous said...

Courtney is the Great Niece of..............?

Anonymous said...

Don't anybody tell, until after The Mod puts up a YouTube Video of KaiserCartel.

Anonymous said...

Dear Readers,

We trolls did not mean to slight any of our Latin brothers and sisters. The comment was directed at your cultural predisposition and liking for goats and was not meant as an affront.

We are working hard to get our Latin American troll brothers and sisters wokrking with us.

The Amercian Society of Trolls

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