Pomona (I), The
DESCRIPTION: Pomona leaves Liverpool "bound for the land of plenty" and is wrecked "on Blackwater's shoals" in Wexford Bay by "fictitious reckoning." The crew of thirty-five and four hundred passengers are lost.
EARLIEST DATE: 1943 (Ranson)
KEYWORDS: drowning sea ship storm wreck sailor
Apr 28, 1859 - The Pomona wreck
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Ranson, pp. 62-63, "The Pomona" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "The Courtown Fishermen" (tune)
NOTES [60 words]: April 28, 1859: Pomona en route from Liverpool to New York "driven into sandbank seven miles off Ballyconigar" with nearly 400 lost (mostly emigrants). Reported in Wexford Constitution Apr 30th 1859 (source: RootsWeb.com genealogy site under shipping; Northern Shipwrecks Database; Ranson; for details see Bourke in Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast v1, p. 70) - BS
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