DESCRIPTION: The trawler Ravenal, returning to St Pierre from the Grand Banks, is lost in a storm. "Wreckage was found on Lorie's shore. She may have struck a sunker, but such things we'll never know; We only know her eighteen men died in the waters cold"
AUTHOR: Isaac Harris
EARLIEST DATE: 1977 (Lehr/Best)
KEYWORDS: death sea ship storm wreck
Jan 31, 1962 - Ravenal is "missing. Presumed iced up & capsized" (Northern Shipwrecks Database)
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lehr/Best 92, "The Ravenal" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "The Schooner Marion Rogers" (tune)
NOTES: Lories Beach is in Placentia Bay on the south Newfoundland coast.
Sunker: "A submerged rock over which the sea breaks, familiar form of SUNKEN ROCK, BREAKER, GROUNDER" (Source: Dictionary of Newfoundland English at site of Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage). - BS
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