A Seafaring Adventure

Our seafaring ancestors had to deal with many hazards with little assistance, but they also came across some strange occurrences during their travels. In “The Jessie Thoms of Limekilns and the May Queen: A Seafaring Adventure” Jean Barclay tells us what happened when the crew of a Fife brig came across a deserted ship west of Shetland in the autumn of 1858.