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a wee little magnetic nano,,nice little spot to sit and watch the world go by,please read the history of the dunure
Valkyrien 381nt. Wooden barque. Launched 1850. Inward bound for Glasgow on 11th December 1883 while abeam with Pladda she was overtaken by hurricane force winds and driven out of control towards the Ayrshire coast. Attempts to hold her only resulted in anchor cables parting. She was eventually driven ashore just north of Dunure Harbour. Miraculously only one live was lost. She broke up the moment she ran aground.
Iron Duke 32nt Iron paddle tug. Launched 1877. On 10th December 1883 she left Glasgow bound for the south end of Arran where Captain McBride intended to seek towing work. Throughout the following day she headed south in hurricane force winds. Disaster struck when her engine broke down seven miles west of the Heads of Ayr. She was eventually driven ashore just north of Dunure Harbour and immediately began to break up. The six crew members abandoned ship however Captain McBride was washed away. his body being recovered the next day.