Escuminac Disaster (II), The

DESCRIPTION: This is the story of the Escuminac Bay disaster. Thirty-five were lost salmon-fishing in the storm but some were saved. "A drive for funds for the widows And for those who lost souls at sea Was organized in New Brunswick To help raise their families"
AUTHOR: Alex Milson of Chatham (Manny/Wilson)
EARLIEST DATE: 1960 (Manny/Wilson)
KEYWORDS: rescue drowning fishing sea ship storm wreck
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
June 19, 1959 - 22 salmon boats and 35 crewmen from Escuminac lost in a storm (Manny/Wilson)
FOUND IN: Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Manny/Wilson 17a, "The Escuminac Disaster" (1 text, 1 tune)
ST MaWi017a (Partial)
Roud #9194
NOTES: Manny/Wilson: A source for information about the disaster is The Ecuminac Disaster by Roy Saunders. - BS
The Escuminac tragedy was one of those defining moments for its community. Manny/Wilson report that performers sang no fewer than five songs about it at the 1959 Miramichi Folk Festival, and another in 1960 -- one, in fact, a tribute to the area by one of the drowned men. Of these six, they reported three, including this one. - RBW
File: MaWi017a

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