Beaver Island Boys, The [Laws D17]
DESCRIPTION: Johnny Gallagher sets out across Lake Michigan despite a warning from his mother. On the way home, the boat is almost to Beaver Island when it sinks with all hands in a storm
AUTHOR: Daniel Malloy (1874)
EARLIEST DATE: 1938 (Lomax-Singing)
KEYWORDS: ship death storm
1873 - Death of Johnny Gallagher on Lake Michigan
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Laws D17, "The Beaver Island Boys"
Lomax-Singing, pp. 215-218, "The Beaver Island Boys" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT 789, BEAVRISL
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