Tobias Murphy and Tom Hann
DESCRIPTION: Two captains, Murphy and Hann, are on St Mary's banks in a September gale. Hann's boat runs aground rounding Cape St Mary's and all hands are lost. Murphy's boat heads for North Harbour but two men are swept overboard.
AUTHOR: Peter Leonard
EARLIEST DATE: 1951 (MUNFLA/Leach)
KEYWORDS: death sea ship storm wreck
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lehr/Best 110, "Tobias Murphy and Tom Hann" (1 text, 1 tune)
Mr. Fitzgeralds, "Two Vessels Lost at Cape St. Mary's" (on MUNFLA/Leach)
NOTES [14 words]: Lehr/Best: "According to Aunt Carrie Brennan, this sea tragedy occurred in 1878" - BS
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