Loss of the "Ellen Munn," The
DESCRIPTION: On Christmas Day the Ellen Munn is on its way to Goose Bay for repairs when it sinks in the weak ice. The children are carried to dry ground. A salvage operation follows and the song ends with a warning about weak ice and sailing on Christmas Day.
EARLIEST DATE: 1940
KEYWORDS: ship wreck disaster rescue
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Doyle2, p. 6, "The Loss of the 'Ellen Munn'" (1 text, 1 tune)
Fowke/MacMillan 10, "The Loss of the 'Ellen Munn'" (1 text, 1 tune)
Blondahl, pp. 83-84, "The Loss of the Ellen Munn" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [31 words]: King's Cove is in Bonavista Bay on the east coast of Newfoundland. I found a Newman's Cove instead of Newman's Sound as mentioned in the song in the same area. Goose Bay is in Labrador. - SH
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