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Fethard lifeboat disaster monument (Explored)

(20/365) This monument in Fethard-on-Sea was erected in 1915 in memory of 9 Fethard lifeboatmen who lost their lives in disaster… endeavouring to save the crew of the Norwegian Schooner Mexico (with its cargo of mahogany and cedar from Mexico), when it ran aground on the Keragh Islands, Co. Wexford on Friday, 20 February 1914. The Fethard Lifeboat, Helen Blake, came to their rescue through a storm & was destroyed with the loss of 9 of the 14 lifeboatmen. May their souls rest in peace.


For 117 pictures in 2017 #28 Monument. I found a Flickr photo of some of the surviving crew of the Mexico which I've taken this information from - see first comment below.

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Taken on January 20, 2017