Fethard Life-Boat Crew (III), The

DESCRIPTION: Mexico and its rescuers in the Fethard life-boat are wrecked in a storm on Keeragh Rock on the Wexford coast. "The crew of the gallant Mexico, though terror-stricken, too, They rendered all assistance to the drowning life-boat crew"; 9 rescuers drown
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1948 (Ranson)
KEYWORDS: wreck rescue disaster
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
Feb 20-21, 1914 - The Mexico wreck
FOUND IN:
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Ranson, p. 122, "The Fethard Life-Boat Crew" (1 text)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Mexico" (subject) and references there
NOTES: February 20, 1914: "Nine members of the Fethard lifeboat were drowned when going to the assistance of the Norwegian steamer Mexico.... Eight of the Mexico's crew were saved by the five lifeboat survivors. All but one of the stranded survivors were saved with great difficulty the next day." (source: Bourke in Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast v1, pp. 52-53) - BS
We note that at least four poems were written about this disaster (see the cross-references); one suspects a campaign to raise money for someone's family. - RBW
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File: Ran122

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