Loss of the Maggie, The

DESCRIPTION: "Ye fishermen who know so well The dangers of the deep, Come listen to a dreadful tale And join your hearts to weep." The Maggie sails from Bonavista Bay and spies a steamer bearing down on her. The ship is wrecked 13 die as others watch
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1902 (Murphy, Songs and Ballads of Newfoundland, Ancient and Modern)
KEYWORDS: death ship crash wreck
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
Nov 7, 1896 - The Maggie sinks after collision with the Tiber in St John's Harbour (source: Northern Shipwrecks DataBase)
FOUND IN:
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Ryan/Small, p. 41, "The Loss of the Maggie" (1 text)
ST RySm041 (Partial)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Wreck of the Maggie" (subject)
NOTES: Although this piece is pretty definitely not traditional, the Maggie disaster did produce a genuine folk song, "The Wreck of the Maggie." - RBW
File: RySm041

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