1897 Yosemite

We have yet to perform a thorough review of the history of the Yosemite. However, we do have the information from Lehr and Best’s book.

The Yosemite was a Yankee ship whose Captain was John McKinnon. When heading for Gloucester from Placentia Bay, carrying frozen herring as well as human passengers, the vessel crashed on a reef. The ship ended up off the Nova Scotian coast at Ram Island. All but one crew member made it out alive.

Source:

Lehr, Genevieve, and Anita Best. 1985. Come and I will Sing You: A Newfoundland Songbook. Toronto and Buffalo: University of Toronto Press.

http://www.folklorist.org/song/The_Wreck_of_the_Semmity_(Yosemite)

http://www.wtv-zone.com/phyrst/audio/nfld/16/semmity.htm

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