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Wreck of the Norwegian Barque 'Jernaes' of Risør, on Hendon Beach, 21 October 1894

Photo credit: Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

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John Leviss, 1st Company, Sunderland Volunteer Life-Brigade, lost his life in the rescue of the crew. The 300 tonne wooden barque was built in Risør in 1870 by N. Olsen Gjernæs and registered to the Norwegian port of Arendal.

Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens





oil on board


H 30.5 x W 40.4 cm

Accession number

TWCMS : C427

Acquisition method

gift from Mr and Mrs C. T. Dale, 1940

Work type


Inscription description

R.Mc (?)


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