The L'Amitie was a 400 ton French warship ladened with cannons and munitions for the United Irishmen. On the dreadful night of April 7th, a storm came on quickly with snow blizzards which pushed the ship on to the rocks of Sheepland. Out of a crew of 104 men only one survived.The man who survived came back from his native land each year on the anniversary of the tragedy and walked up to the wreck along a path known locally as the 'Steersman's Path'. The L'Amitie was a merchant ship which was also involved in the extensive slave trade between Africa and America.
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