Wreck of the Semmity (Yosemite), The
DESCRIPTION: The Yankee vessel Yosemite ("Semmity") crosses the Gulf in a storm with "a load of frozen herring" and crashes on a reef. All but one of the crew are rescued.
EARLIEST DATE: 1958 (Peacock)
KEYWORDS: death sea ship storm wreck
Jan 21, 1897 - wreck of the Yosemite "on Ram Island ... off the Nova Scotian coast" (Lehr/Best)
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Peacock, pp. 983-984, "The Wreck of the Semmity" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Guigne, pp. 375-377, "The Wreck of the Old Spike (The Wreck of the Semmity)" (1 text, 1 tune)
Lehr/Best 85, "The Old Smite" (1 text, 1 tune)
Everett Bennett, "The Wreck of the Semmity" (on PeacockCDROM) [one verse only]
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