Found 5 March 1861, at South Shields.
In an oil bottle, written in pencil on a parchment leaf from a pocket book:
Feb 8, 1861. Brig Juno, of Yarmouth. Dear Friends. — We are in great distress. We have been working at the pumps night and day. When you find this card we are no more. Our fore and main masts are gone. — J.F.
The Dublin Evening Packet published this message under the headline “Melancholy Intelligence”.
[Dublin Evening Packet, 8 March 1861]