Í vetur kom upp kórónuveirusmit á hjúkrunarheimilinu Sólvöllum á Eyrarbakka og létust þrír aldraðir einstaklingar. Samtals hafa 29 manns dáð af sjúkdómnum á Íslandi. Erfiðlega hefur gengið að fá bóluefni og eru aðeins um 33.289 búnir að fá bólusetningu.
The fishing boat Halikon sank near land at Siglufjörður on 13 August 1929. The boat from Eyrarbakki had collided with sea ice in Húnaflói and was damaged. The crew did not complain. The boat was bought to Eyrarbakki in 1918, and the owners were Vilbergur Jóhannsson, Helgafell and Jóhann V Daníelsson.
On May 15, 1929, the motorboat "Olga" from Eyrarbakki ran aground at Þorlákshöfn. The crew, 2 in number, escaped unharmed, but the boat was destroyed. This boat was bought from the Westman Islands in 1919. It was Páll Guðmundsson, Sandvík, Torfi Sigurðsson, Einarshöfn, and Ingvar Guðmundsson in Grimsstaðir who owned the boat.
In January 1920, an unmanned ship drifted in front of the breakwater at Eyrarbakki and broke into pieces. It was the bark ship "EOS" from Hafnafjörður and the crew had left the ship shortly before.
The ship left Hafnarfjörður on January 19 and was intended to sail to Sweden. The motor ship "Venus" pulled it out of port and released it about two hours later. The bark ship then safely reached Reykjanes. But on the eve of January 21st at 2 o'clock there was so much stormy weather that nothing could be done. They then lost control of the ship and It seemed at that time that the ship was in great danger. Then the sails began to tear, one by one, and the poles broke. It turned out that a considerable amount of seawater had entered it, so the sailors tried to pump, but the pumps were out of order, and the most reliable wind pump had broken in the weather, so it was not possible to repair it. There were more breakdowns in the search, and as no action was being taken to repair all that had broken down in the open sea, the ship set sail when it was taken control of the ship and headed east, because the Westman Islands were now the only harbor that was able to reach.
In a publication in the middle of the morning, they saw the Westman Islands in action and the weather began to slow down. They set up all the sails they could and steered to the island, but in the afternoon it was balmy and they were close to N.V. of the Westman Islands. But soon it began to hiss from the southeast and was then blown away. Towards evening they tried to draw attention to themselves with emergency signals (torches), but no one noticed. At 8 a southeasterly wind came and they sailed away ‚[on a lens west with land], but soon the weather hardened so much that the sails that were left went into rags and this weather was followed by tide, thunder and lightning. One lightning strike hit the ship near the captain and two others, but none of them were seriously injured, and can be called remarkable.
Suddenly it fell into a calm for a while, but then began to hiss from the southwest. The ship was then held up to the wind. At 3 During the night a storm came from the south, and drove the ship ashore, and were then given emergency signals in the latter part of the night. At At 6 o'clock in the morning, the English bottom trawler Mary A. Johnson (Captain Nielsen) came to their aid and followed them until it was light. He did not trust himself to tow the ship to port, but offered to go to the Westman Islands and try to reach a rescue squad, but because the ship was so close to land, he saw that there was no time for it and he wanted the crew leaving "Eos". Then there was no other plan and he put out a lifeboat for them, (because the lifeboat "Eos" had been damaged), and all the crew of "Eos" got into it. It was not easy, however, because the sea was great, but the English poured oil into the sea and made every effort to help as best they could. Some of the crew managed to take some of their clothes with them, while others lost everything they had with them. This will have been around noon on Thursday and code to the damaged ship was then waiting to be inspected if anything could be done to save it, but at about 4, the ship had reached the breakwater, and the crew was then taken to Reykjavík. The captain of "Eos" was Davíð Gíslason. "Eos" was 456 tons in size (net). The owners of h.f. Eos were Jóhannes Reykdal, Guðm. Kr. Guðmundsson, Lárus Fjeldsted and Ásmundur in Hábær.
Four men working on deck were seriously injured when they received a broken wire.
Brynjólfur Guðjónsson was one of those who died. He was born at Litla-Háeyri in Eyrarbakki on 19 November 1915 and the brother of Sigurður Guðjónsson, who was for a long time captain of the trawler 'Skallagrim'. Brynjólfur was a grain boy when he was hired on a trawler. He first went to Þórólf, to his uncle Kolbeinn, but when his brother Sigurður became captain of Skallagrim in 1936, he was hired there and has been there ever since. Brynjólfur owned a share in a small boat on Eyrarbakki, Hafsteinn ÁR-201 which was rowed in his spare time. Brynjólfur, married in 1945 Fanneyja Hannesdóttir and they had one child. The trawler Skallagrim, went on one of his traditional fishing trips in the summer of 1946. On this trip they stopped in Patreksfjörður because a man had been poisoned with blood poisoning, but the ship continued and started pulling out of Önundarfjörður. On Saturday morning, July 6, the trawler Skallagrim was fishing off Barði. At around half past ten, the trawl suddenly got stuck in the bottom and the wires tore up the side pole on the starboard side. Four high seats, which were on deck at work, were exposed to the wires and were badly damaged, but Brynjólfur was one of them. Attempts were made to nurse them as much as possible on board. As soon as the puddle had come loose, the wires were cut and we headed for a full trip to Flateyri and arrived there just before noon. About the time the ship was coming into port, Brynjólfur Guðjónsson died, but he had never regained consciousness since he was injured, but one of the injured men also died shortly afterwards
On Saturday, March 17, 1928, the Faroese schooner "Katrine" from Þórshöfn was fishing outside Þorlákshöfn town, a few miles from Eyrarbakki. It was still weather this time. All the crew was up except the captain, who was working on the load. The crew saw a trawler was sailing towards them.The Faroese thought he would like to talk to them. They called the captain and he came up. The hull of the ship caught the trawler, but two minutes after the collision, "Katarine" sank. The trawler, which was from Grimsby "and was called" Soranus "and was on its way home and offer to transport the Faroese to Þórshavn, but the Faroese captain preferred that he and his crew be moved to Reykjavík. At the time of the collision , there was only one man on the rudder of the English trawler, and that was the boatman.
"Katarine" was about 90th smallest engine ship; the captain owned it himself. Twenty-one people were on board. The crew claimed that if anyone had been under the bulkheads, they would have perished.
On Tuesday, March 20, 1928, the Faroese schooner "Acorn" was standing east of 'Meðallandsbugt' south of Iceland, in bad weather. A large sea came over the ship and a considerable amount of sea went into the cabin, where there were 'high seats'. The ship was almost to the side when the sea rode over it and threw salt and other things that were in the load out to the other side, so that the ship was stopped. Down in the hatch was a carbide can, which stood up on the shelf. It was now thrown to the floor and must have been slightly damaged, so that the sea got into the carbide. Gas formed and ignited in it from the lamp and became a terrible explosion and all the cell in one fire. Soon and then one by one until 6 were killed.Ten men were on the ship other than those caught in the fire.They now had enough to nurse the wounded and extinguish the fire.They managed to extinguish in the cell after about half stun dar and was then kept in place, first to the Westman Islands, but since the weather was too bad to sail in there, it was decided to go to Reykjavík. It was a difficult journey, because they were not allowed to sleep or eat all the time. They were not allowed to light a fire in the hut, because the burnt men could not stand the heat. And they did not dare to set fire to the throne room, for they feared a new explosion. The 3 wounded men were taken to 'Landakotsspítali' (Hospital in Reykjavík). Doctors there hoped that these men would be healed. They felt hopeful for the night and could have fallen asleep. The 10 crew members who were unharmed were given accommodation at Hotel Hekla.
Those who died were all from Austurey in the Faroe Islands: Djoni Debes from Gjá. Hans Jacob Joensen. Hans Jacob Biskopstö. Napolion Klein. Daniel Pauli Olsen Funding. Hans Jacob Jacobsen from Eiði.
Others who were burnt were: Jacöb Pauli Biskopstö, father of H. J. Biskopstö, who died. Joen Hansen, Eiði. and Hans Doris Mörköre, Eiði.
"Acorn" was from Klagsvig in the Faroe Islands. The boat was previously owned by Icelanders.
19 November 1594 made a great storm and says so in Skarðsannál: Hvítá crossed in two places by Áhraun á Skeiðum, and in Flói to the east by the land, by Brúnastaðir, almost across. There they walked barefoot to one islet, which was previously impassable, and from there barley was taken as a sign. These men marveled that the two chapters should dry up, for the river was seen as a sea elsewhere with a gale. In these same storms, the surf was terrible. Monsters were then seen at Eyrarbakki, Háeyri and Skúmsstaðir; it was four-legged and high-boned, seal-haired, had either a dog's head or a hare's head, but ears as large as lips rested on its back; the torso was like a foal's body and somewhat shorter, white was made over it at the arches, but was gray or so mottled on the front; the beetle was long, a rock with a lion's tail at the end, like a dog; was seen in the evening.
In 1927, a man named Sigurd Thorarinson attempted to establish a brewery in the village of Eyrarbakki Iceland. Most of what was needed was supplies, tools and equipment, bottles and labels. Bad luck was with us, because Sigurd was also a fisherman and unfortunately his boat went missing. If this had been successful, it would have been the first brewery in Iceland.