The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #4291 Message #2139607
Posted By: Wolfgang
03-Sep-07 - 08:58 AM
Thread Name: A note to Three Score and Ten
Subject: RE: A note to Three Score and Ten
Mar 2nd 1889 The full results of the fearful gale of the 9th ult upon the GRIMSBY Fishing Fleet are now becoming known. Of the safety of seven of the missing smacks all hope as been abandoned These vessels are, BRITISH WORKMAN, ETON, SIR FREDRICK, ROBERT'S KITTEN, SEA SEARCHER, JOHN WINTRINGHAM and HAROLD. The total number of lives lost could reach between 70 and 80. This calamity in a single port is one of the most appaling on record.
Shipping February-March 1889