The 19th of December History Calendar

Boarding Fish

140 years ago in 1880 the Stather built fishing ketch H926, suffered three fatalities. Deckhands Henry Melvin 20, and Walter Leaming 19, along with apprentice David Gomersall 17, were boarding fish to the cutter in the ship's boat when it capsized and they drowned.

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© Background Photograph by Sam Ablott.