Laxey Harbour, Laxey, Isle of Man - July 31, 2017
The Thorn Anchor
The plaque reads: THIS ANCHOR is believed to be from the ship
THORN A980 ton BARQUE which after taking shelter in Douglas bay
dragged her anchor & was wrecked on rocks near Derby Castle on the 24th January 1890.
Cargo consisted of preserved meats, furniture, silks, cloth, linen, Guinness stout and spirits. Many cases of spirit were pilfered from the wreck with many report of alcohol poisoning.