Orphan Girl (III), The
DESCRIPTION: The ship Orphan Girl, out of London for Liverpool "with her cargo of cement," is "stranded on a place called Sea-field shore...; four of her crew were saved." A heroic boy is lost, the captain is cowardly, "but we may blame the Coast-guards."
EARLIEST DATE: 1947 (Ranson)
KEYWORDS: drowning sea ship storm wreck sailor
Oct 22, 1881: "... schooner Orphan Girl ... wrecked at Ballymoney"; the crew were rescued. (source: Bourke in _Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast_ v1, p. 45)
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Ranson, pp. 64-65, "The Orphan Girl" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "The Alfred D. Snow" (tune)
NOTES [8 words]: Ranson: Tune is "Alfred D. Snow" on p. 116. - BS
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