“The Thomas J Hodder”


Thomas J Hodder leaves Sydney. Captain Lake runs aground taking a short cut in Placentia Bay on March 8, 1952. People from Placentia Bay come out to offload Hodder. Evette also runs aground. Both are tugged free and Hodder is repaired at Burin.


Placentia Bay is on the south coast of Newfoundland. The song notes that Hodder is "a splendid boat, about one hundred ton" that ran from Placentia Bay to Boston. - BS


  1. Lehr/Best 108, "The Thomas J Hodder" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, LeBe108


Author: Lil Fitzgerald and Rose Pickett
Earliest date: 1977 (Lehr/Best)
Keywords: sea ship ordeal
Found in: Canada(Newf)