“The Wreck of the Semmity (Yosemite)”


The Yankee vessel Yosemite ("Semmity") crosses the Gulf in a storm with "a load of frozen herring" and crashes on a reef. All but one of the crew are rescued.

Historical references

  • Jan 21, 1897 - wreck of the Yosemite "on Ram Island ... off the Nova Scotian coast" (Lehr/Best)


  1. Peacock, pp. 983-984, "The Wreck of the Semmity" (2 texts, 1 tune)
  2. Lehr/Best 85, "The Old Smite" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Roud #9818
  4. BI, Pea983


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1958 (Peacock)
Keywords: death sea ship storm wreck
Found in: Canada(Newf)