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Liverpool artist depicts Manx ship tragedy

Ellan Vannin painting
The Ellan Vannin was caught up in 35 ft (10.6m) waves

Commemorative prints of Ellan Vannin, an Isle of Man ship that sank in 1909, are being given out in memory of those who died in the tragedy.

The steam packet sank at the mouth of the River Mersey, killing 14 passengers and 21 crew.

The painting is by Liverpool artist Ken Bullock, who created the work after attending the 100th anniversary ceremony last year.

The prints will be handed out at a special dinner later.

Those who took part in December's commemoration, Chief Minister Tony Brown, the Steam Packet Company and the RNLI are among those to receive the artwork.

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