DESCRIPTION: "The Montague packet left Wexford at ten, With a fine stock of cattle and a fine crew of men, Hee Ho, Heave away, ho." Montague gets stuck in the sand and the cargo is lost: two cows, six sheep, a goat, and a sow.
EARLIEST DATE: 1943 (Ranson)
KEYWORDS: sea ship wreck animal
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Ranson, p. 27, "The Montague" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [26 words]: Possibly Montagu, a Liverpool steamship [which] "struck the bar at Wexford" April 25, 1878 (source: Bourke in Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast v1, p. 51). - BS
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