DESCRIPTION: "Being on a Sunday morning when the wind did roar and rage There was twenty-two of the Excel crew met with a watery grave; There was men, women and children stood on her quarter deck, When a heavy sea broke over her and swept them from the wreck"
EARLIEST DATE: 1977 (Lehr/Best)
KEYWORDS: death sea ship storm wreck
Oct 11, 1885 - Excel is wrecked at Black Island, Labrador, "with a loss of about twenty-two men, women and children" (Lehr/Best, Northern Shipwrecks Database)
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lehr/Best 34, "The Excel" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: Lehr/Best quotes a news story describing the loss - BS
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