The Comet 1825

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The loss of the Comet was the first steamboat disaster to inspire a nationwide production of broadsides. Songs about the event were printed in Gateshead , Wales and London. William Harriston (the author of the 'Rothesay Castle Steam Boat') wrote an epic poem about the event which he published himself in Glasgow. 



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Loss of the Comet steam-boat.

A Broadside comprising a detailed headblock, a prose description of the wreck and a set of verses focusing on the fate of the passengers

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