Shipwreck on the Lagan Canal, The
DESCRIPTION: Captain McFall's ship sails "up the Lagan Canal," "bound for foreign countries," "with a cargo of Indian meal." In "a dreadful gale" they strike "a coral reef" and sink "to the shin." A coastguard rescues the crew "as none of us could swim"
EARLIEST DATE: c.1890-1918 (J Nicholson ballad sheet, according to Leyden)
KEYWORDS: canal humorous storm wreck
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Leyden 38, "The Shipwreck on the Lagan Canal" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "The E-ri-e" (theme) and references there
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