“The Southern Cross (II)”
The Southern Cross sails out through the ice and is last sighted by the Portia off Cape St Mary's sailing home.
The _Southern Cross_ last sighted by SS _Portia_ on March 31, 1914 sailing home to St John's with a cargo of seals. Believed "foundered in blizzard" with a loss of about 172 men. (Lehr/Best, Northern Shipwrecks Database)
Lehr/Best: see "The Newfoundland Disaster" for another ballad about another wreck in the same storm. "This was a particularly sad and tragic time for Newfoundland... leaving a total of about 252 dead in one month." - BS
- Mar 31, 1914 - Last sighting of the Southern Cross
- cf. "The Southern Cross (I)" (subject)
- Lehr/Best 101, "The Southern Cross" (1 text, 1 tune)
- BI, LeBe101