The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #4291 Message #2193802
Posted By: Waddon Pete
14-Nov-07 - 04:11 PM
Thread Name: A note to Three Score and Ten
Subject: RE: A note to Three Score and Ten
My apologies if this turns up twice! I had it all typed out...pressed the button and it vanished...just like that!
However....the plot thickens...in the Eyemouth museum there is a large tapestry commemorating the loss of life in the 1881 fishing disaster when 189 local fishermen lost their lives. That happened in October!
Grimsby was the largest fishing port in the world at one point in its history so the "hundreds more were drowned" line, for fatalities along the rest of the coast, probably isn't too far off the mark.
In fishing communities, every disaster hits hard...whether it be one boat or many.