“We Left the Port of Sydney”


The crew leaves Sydney for Argentia with a load of coal and extra men on board. A storm comes up and sinks the ship and the passengers below deck are trapped and drowned. They had gone to Lunenburg to save money since the fishery was bad.


No names are mentioned here. Lunenburg, like Sydney, is in Nova Scotia. Argentia is on the west side of the Avalon Peninsula (about 60 air miles from St John's) - BS


  1. Lehr/Best 119, "We Left the Port of Sydney" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, LeBe119


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1977 (Lehr/Best)
Found in: Canada(Newf)