“The Sinking of the Newfoundland”


"We have bred many sailors bold, Brave captains by the score, And ranking with the best of them Is Captain John Blackmore." After a long career of sailing and shipbuilding, he retires, can't stand it, builds the Newfoundland -- and sails her into a wreck


Despite both being about the wreck of a ship named _Newfoundland_, this has nothing to do with the various songs about the "Newfoundland Disaster"; that _Newfoundland_ was commanded by Captain Kean. - RBW


  1. Ryan/Small, pp. 130-131, "The Sinking of the 'Newfoundland'" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, RySm130


Author: Solomon Samson?
Earliest date: 1963 (A Glimpse of Newfoundland in Poetry and Pictures)
Keywords: age ship wreck rescue