“George's Bank (II)”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1929 (Greenleaf/Mansfield)
Keywords: grief death fishing sea ship wreck children wife
Found in: Canada(Newf)

Description

A captain's wife and three babes wait for the ship sunk on George's Bank. "Now many's brave fishermen sacrificed yearly Out on the ocean where danger do rise But God is father and lover of these children. Help and pity us poor fisherman's wives"

Notes

The Northern Shipwrecks Database 2002 lists well over 200 ships by name lost on George's Bank between 1822 and 1995.

A July 2002 note by Wilfred Allan at Nova-Scotia Seafarers-L Archives site states "Georges Bank is at the edge of the Atlantic continental shelf between Cape Cod and Nova Scotia. Thus it straddles both the U.S and Canadian borders... about 250 km by 150 km in area." - BS

References

  1. Greenleaf/Mansfield 130, "George's Bank" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #16964
  3. BI, GrMa130