The Irish Times, 11 February 1924
   LARCENY FROM A WRECK. — Michael Harty, farmer, was charged at Ardmore, Co. Waterford, with the larceny of a steam capstan from the wreck of the ketch Douglas Head, which was grounded at Mangan's Bay, Co. Waterford. Michael Ahern, Youghal, bought the wreck and started salvage work, but the weather broke and the ship went to pieces. Ahern gave sixty-odd persons permission to take the woodwork, but reserved the masts and metal work for himself. The capstan disappeared, and the defendant admitted taking it. The Justice ordered the defendant to return the property and pay 44s. costs.
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