“The Loss of the Bruce”


"The Bruce was bound for Louisburg, the night being dark and drear ... Captain Drake stood on the bridge ... the Bruce with mail and passengers she ran upon a reef." All except "young Pike" are saved.


The _Bruce_ was stranded on Port Nova Reef off Cape Breton Point and crushed in the ice on March 24, 1911 going from Port aux Basques, Newfoundland to Louisbourg Nova Scotia, A steamship ferry, it had 123 passengers (Northern Shipwrecks Database). - BS


  1. Peacock, pp. 939-940, "The Loss of the Bruce" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #9937
  3. BI, Pea939


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1960 (Peacock)
Found in: Canada(Newf)