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You are now close to Arou. Three shipwreck stories come together at the Lobeiras Islands: the City of Agra (03/02/1897), the Standard (11/02/1897) and the Nil (10/10 /1927).
The City of Agra (England), sailed from Liverpool with 71 crewmen and some passengers. Among them, was Mr. Jamrach, the son of a famous London circus animal dealer. After the tragedy, 29 bodies were buried. The ship’s bell, donated by the Barbeito Salvage Station Company, still tolls in Camelle’s church.
The coal steamer Standard (Norway) launched from the French port of Le Havre on its way to Huelva with empty barrels and casks. The crew lost against an infernal sea during a changing of the guard, with 13 survivors. The population of Arou searched through their trunks looking for items of clothing to keep the shipwrecked sailors warm. They had very few left, because they had already dressed the survivors of the City of Agra.
The Nil (France), had left Banjul, in Gambia, with a general cargo of: 20 cars, machinery, fabrics, silk, several chemical and pharmaceutical products and champagne. Such riches scattered along the coast attracted people from the adjacent municipalities. The rescue operations lasted several months because the ship, although irretrievably damaged and with numerous holes through which the goods were coming out, was able to resist for enough time for the majority of the goods and all of the crew to be recovered.
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