Southern Cross (II), The
DESCRIPTION: The Southern Cross sails out through the ice and is last sighted by the Portia off Cape St Mary's sailing home.
EARLIEST DATE: 1976 (Lehr/Best)
KEYWORDS: hunting storm ship wreck disaster
Mar 31, 1914 - Last sighting of the Southern Cross
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lehr/Best 101, "The Southern Cross" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "The Southern Cross (I)" (subject)
NOTES: The Southern Cross last sighted by SS Portia on March 31, 1914 sailing home to St John's with a cargo of seals. Believed "foundered in blizzard" with a loss of about 172 men. (Lehr/Best, Northern Shipwrecks Database)
Lehr/Best: see "The Newfoundland Disaster" for another ballad about another wreck in the same storm. "This was a particularly sad and tragic time for Newfoundland... leaving a total of about 252 dead in one month." - BS
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