Thursday, September 3, 2009

Family History...

Above is an image my Grandfather obtained from the Portland Maritime Museum. In it you can see quite a few Dusting's. This is my Grandfather's Mother's maiden name. Here is also another list of the rescuers of the shipwreck SS Admella..the men pictured above and below.
The SS Admella collided with rocks at Carpenter Rocks, 6 August 1859. 89 lives were lost, including 14 children. There were 24 survivors, thanks to the courageous men on this lifeboat (named Lady Bird). Perilous seas thwarted attempts to rescue the injured passengers of the vessel. It is amazing that anyone survived.
I have a full story, or account of what occured in a small booklet. I might scan it when I have a day off of work and publish it here. It is the account by Bridget Ledwith, the only female survivor from the SS Admella.


3 comments:

Andrew said...

Richard Dusting is quite a handsome fellow.

Middle Child said...

Wow...those old photos are something...some "interesting" faces there

Jayne said...

Love the photo, Cazzie, family history is always fascinating to look back on :)