“The August Gale (II)”


The "storm on Thursday" comes up suddenly and "all the boats were on the ground around Placentia Bay"


[For background on this storm, see the notes to "The August Gale (I)" - BS, RBW]

Lehr/Best describes the storm at Placentia Bay. The captains and crews of four ships lost are cited. Only the _Annie [Young_ q.v.] is mentioned by name. - BS

Historical references

  • Aug 25, 1935 - "Placentia Bay was hit by a severe storm ... which claimed the lives of forty fishermen."

Cross references


  1. Lehr/Best 5B, "The August Gale" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, LeBe005B


Author: John Burke
Earliest date: 1976 (Lehr/Best)
Keywords: death sea ship storm wreck
Found in: Canada(Newf)