Thurso Fishing Boat Disaster, The

DESCRIPTION: "A boat from Thurso Bay did go, out to the fishing ground... All wrapped in oilskins were the crew... In one fatal wave they drew their last breath Their bodies now roll in the wide Pentland Firth In a watery grave instead of on earth"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1914 (GreigDuncan1)
KEYWORDS: drowning sea ship storm wreck
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
Jan 18, 1874 - The herring fishing boat is lost in a gale in Pentland Firth (source: GreigDuncan1)
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
GreigDuncan1 34, "The Thurso Fishing Boat Disaster" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
Roud #3804
NOTES: The GreigDuncan1 fragment has the date as June 18, 1889. - BS
Last updated in version 2.4
File: GrD1034

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