Loss of the Souvenir, The

DESCRIPTION: "Gone was summer with its sunshire, with its mild and favoring gales." Even in the harsh weather of autumn, sailors take to the Lakes. A storm blows up and the Souvenir is wrecked. One man is seen on the deck, but cannot be rescued; in all, seven die
AUTHOR: probably A. J. Woods
EARLIEST DATE: 1890 (Oceana County Pioneers)
KEYWORDS: ship storm death wreck
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
Nov 1872 - The _Souvenir_ sets out from Pentwater, Michigan for Chicago
FOUND IN:
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Walton/Grimm/Murdock, pp. 224-225, "The Loss of the Souvenir" (1 text)
NOTES: Although Walton/Grimm/Murdock throws this in with other disaster songs, there seems to be no evidence that it is traditional, or even a song; the text seems to be taken from print, and no informant mentioned it. Nor does the form look much like a traditional song. - RBW
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