Cotton's Patch (I)
DESCRIPTION: "Oh, quite early in March, I remember the date, I left for the ice the seals to locate." Finally the pilots find "the main patch" of seals. They return and bargain with Mr. Bowring. At last the merchants strike a deal
AUTHOR: presumably Johnny Burke
EARLIEST DATE: 1960 (Burke's Ballads)
KEYWORDS: hunting technology commerce pilot
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Ryan/Small, p. 120, "Cotton's Patch (I)" (1 text)
cf. "Cotton's Patch (II)" (subject)
NOTES: This is based on an incident of 1922, when Australian Sydney Cotton and Newfoundlander Sydney Bennett made a deal seek the "Main Patch" (main herd) of seals by air.
For the aftermath of the hunt, see "Cotton's Patch (II)" - RBW
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