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The Clydagh Rocks Boat

Lough Corrib - The Clydagh Rocks Boat
Lough Corrib - The Clydagh Rocks Boat

A small logboat, probably similar to the Rinnaknock Boat. It was discovered by Trevor Northage in 17ft of water close to Clydagh House, and filmed using a RunCam equipped targetting dropcamera and piggyback mounted Gopro Hero 4.

The boat is approximately 10ft long and evidence of zebra mussels on one side only points to the vessel having been recently uncovered to a greater degree by the winter storms.

Lough Corrib - Clydagh Rocks Boat Sonar
Lough Corrib - Clydagh Rocks Boat Sonar

The wreck was found while investigating an anomaly on the lake floor which turned out to be damage  caused by a  dragging anchor. This particular dragged anchor very nearly destroyed a peice of Irish heritage. It's not something that I'm sure many people consider, but thought should really be given when using an anchor, particularly in the central lake area.


The wreck itself was only spotted when analysing sidescan imagery in software, and was not visible on the screen itself during the survey.

Lough Corrib - Clydagh Rocks Boat
Lough Corrib - Clydagh Rocks Boat
The boat appears to have a carved-in transom, possibly with a slot in it, and the height of the gunwhales may indicate that it is more or less intact, with the bow still buried under the silt.
https://youtu.be/wHodO2IfMJ8  Video of the Clydagh Rock Boat
The Lough Corrib Chart Book
The Lough Corrib Chart Book