Shipwreck on the West Shore

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Here are the remains of the Flying Foam, which can be seen at low tide on the West Shore. It was built in the late 1870’s and came to grief in January 1936.

Apparently Dunphy’s bakery and warehouse contained timbers that were salvaged from the schooner’s decking and main mast. When Dunphy’s was demolished in 1980 many of the same timbers were used in the subsequent building of the Cottage Loaf pub, which stands on the same site. If you ever visit the pub, take a close look and see if you can spot the Flying Foam’s masts and booms.