Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2001 11:16 AM
My name is Tom Byrne. I live on the west Coast
of Ireland at Kilkee, County Clare. It was with extreme sadness that I took part
in the recovery of the Lun on the beach at Kilkee last Friday evening (November
16, 7.30pm GMT). I helped in towing the vessel onto land from the sea with my
4-wheel drive. It was gut-wrenching to see someone's dream die with such tragic
consequences and even more so when I read Alan Pollock's article about the man
and his adventure.
I have recently been appointed Chairman of the
Kilkee Civic Trust and at a meeting last night he was remembered with sadness.
The idea then came to mind that a memorial be erected in his honour in the town
and to that end I was delegated to attempt to contact his family.
My address is West End, KILKEE, Co. Clare,
Ireland and my telephone number is International Code for Ireland + 65 6841900
(office hours) or + 65 9056664. My cellphone is + 86 2 628 628. My fax is 65