Loss of the Jubal Cain, The
DESCRIPTION: "Twas of the schooner Jubal Cain Of which no doubt you've heard.... lost on Nova Scotia's shore, She had eight men on board." The cargo vessel leaves Halifax January 10 and after 16 days the owner gets a wire that the ship and all hands are lost at sea.
EARLIEST DATE: 1959 (Peacock)
KEYWORDS: death sea ship wreck sailor
Jan 12, 1907 - The _Tubal Cain_ leaves Halifax for Grand Bank; it is lost in a storm, possibly on January 15
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Peacock, pp. 952-953, "The Loss of the Jubal Cain" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: The Northern Shipwrecks Database notes that there is a monument to the loss at Grand Bank. There was, and may be again. A sign at Fraser Park explaining the loss was put up in 1987 but has since blown down according to Robert Parsons' "NF Shipwrecks on the WEB" site in 2003 - BS
Although the ship is properly the Tubal Cain (a name derived from Genesis 4:22; Tubal-cain, a worker in brass and iron), the only known collection calls it the Jubal Cain (possibly by confusion with Tubal-cain's half-brother Jubal mentioned in Genesis 4:21), and I've followed that. - RBW
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