August Gale (II), The
DESCRIPTION: The "storm on Thursday" comes up suddenly and "all the boats were on the ground around Placentia Bay"
AUTHOR: John Burke
EARLIEST DATE: 1976 (Lehr/Best)
KEYWORDS: death sea ship storm wreck
Aug 25, 1935 - "Placentia Bay was hit by a severe storm ... which claimed the lives of forty fishermen."
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lehr/Best 5B, "The August Gale" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "The August Gale (I)" (subject)
cf. "TheAnnie Young" (subject)
NOTES: [For background on this storm, see the notes to "The August Gale (I)" - BS, RBW]
Lehr/Best describes the storm at Placentia Bay. The captains and crews of four ships lost are cited. Only the Annie [Young q.v.] is mentioned by name. - BS
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