Drifting in the fog, they lost sight of the
ship but mercifully being so close inland, they soon found themselves alongside
moored fishing boats in Petit Bot bay. They waited for better
visibility then rowed ashore. The others in the lifeboat rowed towards La Moye and
were picked up by the tug Alert and landed the next day at St Peter Port. The crew
members at Petit Bot were transported to St Peter Port in a horse and trap owned by
a Mr Guilbert. Having lost all their belongings, the Shipwrecked Mariners
Society provided them with clothing and accommodation.
The Captain returned to the scene and noted
that the funnel and mast remained visible at high tide. It was thought that it
could be salvaged but this was never the case and her final position was recorded
as latitude 49 degrees 25mins 20 seconds north; Longitude 3 degrees 39 minutes
Islanders flocked to the scene with cars
running from opposite Elizabeth College for a price of two francs each way. On
4th and 5th March, Bishop and Co. from St Martins Livery
stables ran a twice a day wagonette service from Fountain Street to the scene of
the wreck for one franc each way.
Bales of straw and cases of oranges were
strewn all along the coastline and small craft from L’Eree and Pleinmont attempted
to salvage parts of the cargo. Messrs Le Couteur Bros, however were appointed
official salvage agents.