Near to the Isle of Portland
DESCRIPTION: A ship "outward bound to the Indies" sinks in a storm. "We were near to the Island of Portland Where our gallant ship went down; There were never a better commander Sailed out of Plymouth town."
EARLIEST DATE: 1929 (Greenleaf/Mansfield)
KEYWORDS: death sea ship disaster storm sailor wreck
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Greenleaf/Mansfield 59, "Near to the Isle of Portland" (1 text)
NOTES: Portland Bill Lighthouse was built on the Isle of Portland in 1716. Portland is south of Weymouth and about 85 miles by sea east of Plymouth in the English Channel - BS
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