Faythe Fishing Craft, The

DESCRIPTION: In a sudden night-time storm "each coast-boat to shore quickly flew. Not so with us Wexfordmen," One of two skiffs was sunk "by a huge mountain wave" killing five men. The other skiff was driven on shore near Curracloe. The five lost are named.
AUTHOR: Mr. Twomey
EARLIEST DATE: 1946 (Ranson)
KEYWORDS: drowning sea ship storm wreck fishing
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
Dec 12, 1833: the Faythe fishing craft was capsized by a gale (source: Ranson; Bourke in _Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast_ v1, p. 52)
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Ranson, pp. 12-14, "The Faythe Fishing Craft" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #7345
NOTES: Curracloe and Blackwater are on the Wexford coast - BS
File: Ran012

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