|The OLINDA was an
iron Screw Steamer, Barque Rigged, and was built in 1853 by John Reid
& Company in the Port of Glasgow. She was designed for the
conveyance of passengers and goods to Lisbon and the Brazils and was
owned by the South American & General Steamship Company. Her home
port was Liverpool and she cost £35,000 to build.
At 8.45p.m. on the 26th of
January 1854, the OLINDA hit the Harry Furlong Rocks just off the
Anglesey coast at Cemlyn. The ship had been badly holed on the
starboard side and she then turned around on the tide and ended up
facing the way from which she came. This caused the rocks to gouge
more holes in the hull. However there was no panic among the
passengers once they realised that the ship was not going to sink and
that they were not very far from land.