Sinking of the Newfoundland, The
DESCRIPTION: "We have bred many sailors bold, Brave captains by the score, And ranking with the best of them Is Captain John Blackmore." After a long career of sailing and shipbuilding, he retires, can't stand it, builds the Newfoundland -- and sails her into a wreck
AUTHOR: Solomon Samson?
EARLIEST DATE: 1963 (A Glimpse of Newfoundland in Poetry and Pictures)
KEYWORDS: age ship wreck rescue
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Ryan/Small, pp. 130-131, "The Sinking of the 'Newfoundland'" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES: Despite both being about the wreck of a ship named Newfoundland, this has nothing to do with the various songs about the "Newfoundland Disaster"; that Newfoundland was commanded by Captain Kean. - RBW
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