Memorial in New Bedford. Massachusetts, USA commemorating Captain William Swain d. 1844
New Bedford Seaman's Bethel, New Bedford. Massachusetts, USA, Rest of the World
'In Memory of CAPT WM SWAIN / Master of the Christopher of Nantucket. / This worthy man / after fastning to a whale was carried overboard by / the line and drowned / May 19th 1844. / in the 49th Year of his age. / Be ye also ready; for in such an hour as ye / think not, the Son of man cometh'
Vessel: Christopher Mitchell
Date of Death: 19/5/1844
Cause of Death: Maritime accident
Rank / Occupation: Master
Bibliography: Martha Lawrence 'Scrimshaw: the whaler's legacy' (Atglen, 1993).