Gracie M Parker

DESCRIPTION: Gracie Parker leaves Alberton for Saint Pierre "heavily lumber-laden." In a heavy gale "she struck a sunken rock ... And all on board were drowned." Two bodies wash up on the beach. The drowned crew are named
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1965 (Ives-DullCare)
KEYWORDS: drowning sea ship storm wreck sailor moniker
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
Dec 16, 1893 - Schooner Gracie M Parker from Alberton, PEI stranded and wrecked in a storm in St Pierre Harbour under Captain Farrell (Northern Shipwrecks Database) (Note that the ballad has the schooner put to sea on November 15, 1893 so someone is wrong by a month)
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Dibblee/Dibblee, pp. 49-50, "Gracie M Parker" (1 text, 1 tune)
Ives-DullCare, pp. 136-137,254-255, "The Schooner Gracie Parker" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #12469
RECORDINGS:
Mrs. Benjamin Smith, "The Schooner Gracie Parker" (on MREIves01)
NOTES: Alberton is on the north west coast of Prince, Prince Edward Island. St Pierre Harbour is on St-Pierre, a French island southwest of Newfoundland. - BS
File: Dib049

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