Cruel Waves of Huron

DESCRIPTION: "On the nineteenth of May, ninety-four... Was the loss of the schooner Shupe, which I am going to tell." The Shupe is sinnking near Port Huron. A tug, the Thompson, tries to help. The Shupe's crew is saved, but four from the tug die; Dan Lynn survives
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1933 (assembled by several informants for Walton)
KEYWORDS: ship wreck drowning
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
May 19, 1894 - the _William Shupe_ breaks up near Port Huron, Michigan. Five men in a rescue boat are cast into the water. Only Daniel Lynn can be saved. He later is given a congressional medal for heroism (source: Walton)
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Walton/Grimm/Murdock, pp. 205-208, "Cruel Waves of Huron" (1 text, 1 tune)
File: WGM205

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