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Local photographer explores exposed shipwreck on Co Antrim coast

A little piece of global maritime history has reappeared recently in the shallow waters on the coast of County Antrim.

The Devereux, a 425ton London Barque type vessel, ran aground in the coastal waters at Whiterocks, Portrush, on September 5, 1864, almost 158 years ago. The remains of the vessel can be seen protruding from the sandy seabed at very low tide.

It is understood all those years ago the wooden cargo ship was sailing from Quebec, Canada, making it’s way to Strangford Lough, loaded full with timber.

The Devereux would have looked similar to the vessel above.

County Antrim photographer, Amy North, visited the wreck this weekend and kindly shared her photographs and video with Love Ballymena.

Amy commented: “Exploring the beautiful shipwreck just off the shore from Whiterocks at sunset with friends is the perfect way to spend an evening in Northern Ireland!”

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