“The Loss of the Sailor's Home”


Sailor's Home leaves Fortune Bay and picks up a load of coal in Sydney on Christmas Day. She sinks in a storm; three of the crew make land on the French island of Miquelon, find help, and recover.

Historical references

  • Dec 31, 1890 - the Sailor's Home wrecked near St Pierre & Miquelon carrying coal from Sydney Nova Scotia to Fortune, Newfoundland (Northern Shipwrecks Database)


  1. Peacock, pp. 960-962, "The Loss of the Sailor's Home" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, Pea960


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1959 (Peacock)
Found in: Canada(Newf)