“The Shipwreck on the Lagan Canal”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: c.1890-1918 (J Nicholson ballad sheet, according to Leyden)
Keywords: canal humorous storm wreck


Captain McFall's ship sails "up the Lagan Canal," "bound for foreign countries," "with a cargo of Indian meal." In "a dreadful gale" they strike "a coral reef" and sink "to the shin." A coastguard rescues the crew "as none of us could swim"

Cross references


  1. Leyden 38, "The Shipwreck on the Lagan Canal" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, Leyd038