“The Ravenal”


The trawler Ravenal, returning to St Pierre from the Grand Banks, is lost in a storm. "Wreckage was found on Lorie's shore. She may have struck a sunker, but such things we'll never know; We only know her eighteen men died in the waters cold"


Lories Beach is in Placentia Bay on the south Newfoundland coast.

Sunker: "A submerged rock over which the sea breaks, familiar form of SUNKEN ROCK, BREAKER, GROUNDER" (Source: _Dictionary of Newfoundland English_ at site of Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage). - BS

Historical references

  • Jan 31, 1962 - Ravenal is "missing. Presumed iced up & capsized" (Northern Shipwrecks Database)

Cross references


  1. Lehr/Best 92, "The Ravenal" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, LeBe092


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