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Diver Recovers Telegraph Machine From Lusitania Wreck

1st November 2016
A ship’s telegraph much like this one was retrieved from the Lusitania wreck by diver Eoin McGarry A ship’s telegraph much like this one was retrieved from the Lusitania wreck by diver Eoin McGarry Photo: Mali Maeder/Pexels

#Lusitania - A Dungarvan diver has recovered a telegraph machine from the wreck of the Lusitania off West Cork, as The Irish Times reports.

Eoin McGarry retrieved the treasure trove under licence from the Heritage Minister and on behalf of the wreck’s owner, multi-millionaire US businessman Gregg Bemis, who hopes to restore it for display locally.

The find completes a diving operation that began this past summer with the retrieval of part of the bridge telegraph — which Bemis and McGarry plan to return for in the new year.

Last month marked 81 years since the discovery of the Lusitania wreck site off the Old Head of Kindle, as previously reported on Afloat.ie.

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  • Comment Link Kim Roberts 2nd November 2016 posted by Kim Roberts

    Ohhhh the irony. The file photo showing a German engine room telegraph recovered from the Lusitania site!

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