Kerledan to Donnant : Some beautiful creeks and many caves and pierced rocks.
This cargo ran ashore in the cove of Port Puns, between Port Skeul and
Porh Lezonet. On October 18, 1928, the Yser freigther with a cargo of
3,300 tons of coal was going to Chantenay, near Nantes? There were 26
crew members on board. Because of the fog and a rough sea, she ran ashore
on the rocks. The crew could climb on the cliff but the vessel sank after
a few days.
The wreck lies at a depth of about 12m, on the sand in the middle of the
cliff. Presently, it remains the anchor, two boilers about 4m diameter,
some cargo booms and the propeller shaft with its propeller and a few
pieces of scrap metal embedded in the rock. By easterly wind, calm seas
and sunny weather, this dive is possible (location noted on the map).
The position is: 47 ° 20 '019N - 03 ° 14' 883W (E50). It is listed
by the Shom as No. 14573,306.
We can still observe, sealed in the cliff, metal bars which allowed the
crew to carry out the recovery of valuables left in the wreckage before
steering wheel of this ship Yser is shown on the wall of the Restaurant
"L'Annexe" (one of the good restaurants of Belle-Ile) located
on the "Yser" quay of Le Palais.
information concerning the wrecks at Belle-Ile or in Britanny, click
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