John Carter (John Cutter)
DESCRIPTION: On the Caroline, bound from Queenstown (Cobh, Ireland?) to Boston, first mate John Cutter murders four, including captain John Dwyer. Cutter, subdued by the crew and "mad raving," dies from his wounds. "May the Lord have mercy... for their poor souls"
EARLIEST DATE: 1951 (MUNFLA-Leach)
KEYWORDS: homicide death sea ship sailor
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
Pat Curtis, "John Carter" (on MUNFLA-Leach)
Frank Knox, "John Cutter" (on MUNFLA-Leach)
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