On this day: the MV Plassy wrecks

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In 1962

The Irish steam trawler MV Plassy hit severe weather and ran onto Finnis Rock, Inisheer in the Aran Islands on the 8th of March, 1960.

She was carrying whiskey, yarn and stained glass at the time.

Shortly after the storm that caused the wreck, a second storm drove the trawler all the way up onto land, where she still is.

Today, the Plassy is a tourist attraction.

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