Grounding of the Cabot Strait, The

DESCRIPTION: Cabot Strait leaves Sydney for Port aux Basques and runs aground off Cape Ray. Local people "row out in their dories through the bitter wind and snow" and rescue the passengers and crew. The Cabot Strait is "out" and awaiting repairs.
AUTHOR: Martha Osmond (source: Guigne and Osmond recording)
EARLIEST DATE: 1960 (Guigne)
KEYWORDS: rescue sea ship shore storm wreck
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
Jan 17, 1957 - The ferry Cabot Strait ran aground during a blinding snowstorm at Grand Bay near Port Aux Basques, Newfoundland (per Guigne, UP dispatch "52 [12 passengers and 39 crew [??]] Taken Safely Off Grounded Ferry" in The Niagara Falls Gazette (Niagara Falls, Jan 18, 1957), p. 11).
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Guigne, pp. 156-157, "The Grounding of the Cabot Strait" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #25335
RECORDINGS:
Martha Osmond, "The Grounding of the Cabot" (on NFAGuigne01)
File: Guig156

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