Rowlock Rhymes – ‘Aboard the Arethusa’

Rowlock Rhymes – ‘Aboard the Arethusa’

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Typed article affixed to page - appears to be cut from newspaper. The poem 'Aboard the Arethusa'. Uses local dialect. Mentions Ballintoy. Page from loose manuscript of Rowlock Rhymes and Songs of Exile- a book of verse edited by Sam Henry. The author, Robert McMullan from Portballintrae, had the pen name 'North Antrim' and was "imbued with the Celtic spirit" and interested in the fishermen of the north coast of Antrim