“Loss of the "Ellen Munn," The”


On Christmas Day the Ellen Munn is on its way to Goose Bay for repairs when it sinks in the weak ice. The children are carried to dry ground. A salvage operation follows and the song ends with a warning about weak ice and sailing on Christmas Day.


King's Cove is in Bonavista Bay on the east coast of Newfoundland. I found a Newman's Cove instead of Newman's Sound as mentioned in the song in the same area. Goose Bay is in Labrador. - SH


  1. Doyle2, p. 6, "The Loss of the 'Ellen Munn'" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Fowke/MacMillan 10, "The Loss of the 'Ellen Munn'" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Blondahl, pp. 83-84, "The Loss of the Ellen Munn" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. Roud #4372
  5. BI, Doy06


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1940
Found in: Canada(Newf)