“The Excel”


"Being on a Sunday morning when the wind did roar and rage There was twenty-two of the Excel crew met with a watery grave; There was men, women and children stood on her quarter deck, When a heavy sea broke over her and swept them from the wreck"


Lehr/Best quotes a news story describing the loss - BS

Historical references

  • Oct 11, 1885 - Excel is wrecked at Black Island, Labrador, "with a loss of about twenty-two men, women and children" (Lehr/Best, Northern Shipwrecks Database)


  1. Lehr/Best 34, "The Excel" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, LeBe034


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1977 (Lehr/Best)
Keywords: death sea ship storm wreck
Found in: Canada(Newf)