“The Indian Chief”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1947 (Ranson)
Keywords: drowning sea ship wreck sailor
Found in: Ireland

Description

Fragment: "My curse upon the timber with the wood in which it grew, That built the Indian Chief to drown Tom Cannon and his crew"

Notes

Before January 1, 1846 the _Indian Chief_ was lost at Blackwater Bank, Wexford (source: Bourke in _Shipwrecks of the Irish Coast_ v1, p. 61)

Ballads of "The Wreck of the Indian Chief," by Charles Steer and by Sir William Topaz McGonagall, are about a different wreck and rescue (January 8, 1881 in the English channel). - BS

References

  1. Ranson, p. 126, "The Indian Chief" (1 text)
  2. BI, Ran126