An undated cutting of this poem appears in Kendall's scrapbook. First publication details remain to be established.
Note that Kendall wrote two different poems titled 'Drowned at Sea'. This poem is inspired by the 'coasters', ie. the ships and crews involved in coastal shipping.
Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of
yThe Poetical Works of Henry KendallHenry Kendall,
Thomas Thornton Reed
Adelaide:Libraries Board of South Australia,1966Z5714731966selected work poetry This critical edition includes 90 previously uncollected poems and collates manuscripts of the poems and their appearances in periodicals and newspapers during the poet's life-time. There are copious biographical and critical notes, indexes and a bibliography.Adelaide:Libraries Board of South Australia,1966