May the Lord Comfort My Mother

Found January 1893, Holderness coast, Yorkshire.

On a plank of wood:

Caller Ou run down by unknown steamer–Dawson–No more time, sinking. May the Lord comfort my mother.

The Caller Ou left Hull 14 month prior to the message being found and was never seen again. Dawson was an apprentice on the vessel. The unknown steamer was never identified.

[Sheffield Evening Telegraph, 16 January 1893]

Author: Paul Brown

Writes about football and history. Four Four Two, When Saturday Comes, The Blizzard, The Guardian etc. Latest book: The Ruhleben Football Association. Twitter: @paulbrownUK

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