DESCRIPTION: In June of the jubilee year the Eclipse kills a whale beginning a poor season. For the Erik and Hope the season was worse. At season end, the haul was meager and the bonus was low. The crew will not sail again for "one and three"
EARLIEST DATE: 1909 (Greig/Duncan1)
KEYWORDS: sea ship whaler money
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Greig-FolkSongInBuchan-FolkSongOfTheNorthEast #86, p. 1, "The Eclipse" (1 text)
Greig/Duncan1 14, "Eclipse" (7 texts, 8 tunes)
A. L. Lloyd, "The Eclipse" (on Lloyd9)
NOTES [72 words]: Notes to Lloyd9: "In the year of Queen Victoria's jubilee, 1887, the steamer Eclipse of Stonehaven went fishing in the Arctic with her sister ships the Erik and the Hope.... [E]ven the Eclipse, that luckiest of whalers, came home light, and with a bonus of only one-and-threepence a ton for oil. Her crew felt the trip had hardly been worth the hardship, and they marched through the streets of Peterhead to tell the owners so." - BS
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