DESCRIPTION: Vivandeer was built "to sail the ocean round ... But they left her on Blackwater Bank, a dire and total wreck." Tinnaberna men launch their boats, step aboard, and, with help of a tug, "brought the gallant Vivandeer safe into Wexford Quay"
AUTHOR: Miley Roche, Kilmuckridge
EARLIEST DATE: 1939 (Ranson)
KEYWORDS: sea ship wreck sailor help
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Ranson, pp. 112-113, "The Vivandeer" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "The North Star" (tune)
NOTES [48 words]: 1885: "The new sailing ship Vivandiere struck the Blackwater Bank.... She was abandoned by her crew. A local group from Tinnabearna put out and boarded her. They succeeded in bringing her into Wexford with the aid of a tug." (source: Bourke in Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast v1, p. 71) - BS
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