Indian Chief, The
DESCRIPTION: Fragment: "My curse upon the timber with the wood in which it grew, That built the Indian Chief to drown Tom Cannon and his crew"
EARLIEST DATE: 1947 (Ranson)
KEYWORDS: drowning sea ship wreck sailor
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Ranson, p. 126, "The Indian Chief" (1 fragment)
NOTES: Before January 1, 1846 the Indian Chief was lost at Blackwater Bank, Wexford (source: Bourke in Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast v1, p. 61)
Ballads of "The Wreck of the Indian Chief," by Charles Steer and by Sir William Topaz McGonagall, are about a different wreck and rescue (January 8, 1881 in the English channel). - BS
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