Tinnaberna Fishermen (I), The
DESCRIPTION: Tinnaberna fishermen out at nightfall November 14, 1815 are overtaken by a squall blowing them northwest. They can see "Poulder fading fastly from our view," the lighthouse at Tuskar, and the warning "bonfire on the hill" but cannot return to shore.
EARLIEST DATE: 1942 (Ranson)
KEYWORDS: drowning sea ship storm wreck fishing
Nov 1815 - Six of seven fishing boats were lost with their crews when they were blown across the channel to the Welsh coast (source: Ranson)
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Ranson, pp. 42-43, "The Tinnaberna Fishermen" (1 text, 1 tune)
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