Lighter (Small cargo Vessel) for Sale, Charles McCarthy, (Father of John McCarthy, Nebraska Politician) Tullig, Durrus, West Cork, 1862.

Before the advent of modern roads in the 1830s and 1840s many goods were moved by sea using lighters flat bottom type boats. They were able to operate in the absence of proper piers.

The McCarthy mentioned may have been active in Land Agitation and related to John Mccarthy born Tullig, Nebraska, USA, politician.