DESCRIPTION: "Twas a noble craft and a gallant crew That leaved the port that day, The sea was calm and the sky was blue As she sped on her course that day," leaving behind women and babies depending on the crew. The ship is wrecked by a winter storm on its way home.
EARLIEST DATE: 1920 (Greenleaf/Mansfield)
KEYWORDS: death drowning commerce sea ship storm wreck family sailor
Feb 18, 1873 - Schooner _Thorwaldsen_, en route from Newfoundland to Gloucester reported missing (according to the orthern Shipwrecks Database 2002)
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Greenleaf/Mansfield 143, "The Thorwaldsen" (1 text)
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