Petty Harbour Bait Skiff

DESCRIPTION: A bait skiff sails from Petty Harbour to Conception Bay in the spring and encounters a storm on their return in the summer. A rescue party is dispatched, but only a young fisherman named Menshon is saved.
AUTHOR: John Grace
EARLIEST DATE: 1852
KEYWORDS: wreck ship disaster rescue
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (8 citations):
Fowke/MacMillan 13, "The Petty Harbour Bait Skiff" (1 text, 1 tune)
Doyle2, pp. 48-49, "Petty Harbour Bait Skiff" (1 text, 1 tune)
Doyle3, pp. 46-47, "Petty Harbour Bait Skiff" (1 text, 1 tune)
Doyle4, pp. 34-35, "Petty Harbour Bait Skiff" (1 text, 1 tune)
Doyle5, pp. 34-35, "Petty Harbour Bait Skiff" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lehr/Best 87, "The Petty Harbour Bait Skiff" (1 text, 1 tune)
Blondahl, pp. 99-101, "The Petty Harbour Bait Skiff" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT, BAITSKIF*

Roud #4410
RECORDINGS:
Cyril O'Brien, "Petty Harbour Bait Skiff" (on MUNFLA/Leach)
Pat Sullivan, "Petty Harbour Bait Skiff" (on MUNFLA/Leach)

NOTES: Doyle mentions that he received the song from someone who was still alive when the book was compiled and remembered the events fully. However, the recording, "Another Time: Songs of Newfoundland," notes that John Grace wrote the song in 1852, which was almost ninety years before Doyle published it. - SH
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