The History of Leith

April 27, 2006

Dreadful Collision

This public notice begins: ‘One Hundred and Twenty-two Lives Lost! / A full and particular Account of the loss of the Ship Governor Fenner, with Emigrants for America, which took place off Holyhead, on Saturday Morning last, when 122 Men, Women and Children lost their lives.’ This story was sourced from the ‘Edinburgh Observer’ of Tuesday 23rd February, 1841. A sketchy woodcut of a boat has been included. for more click here

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