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Sago Disaster Songs

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

Hi everyone! I’m one of Heather Sparling’s research assistants this summer and have been working on this disaster songs project with her. Last week, under Heather’s direction, I began searching…

Westray Mine Song, The – McEwan

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

McEwan’s liner notes say this about the song: This song is dedicated to the lives and memories of the 26 miners who lost their lives in the Westray mine May…

Westray Mine – Wood

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

You can hear Wood perform this song here:

Captain William Jackman, A Newfoundland Hero

Monday, July 9th, 2012

1867 Sea Clipper & Loon

Monday, July 9th, 2012

As with other long-ago disasters, details about this event are hard to come by. The story of the Sea Clipper and Loon in particular has begun to drift into legend…

The Steamship Deane

Monday, July 9th, 2012

1935 Deane

Monday, July 9th, 2012

The Jubilee

Friday, July 6th, 2012

1888 Torbay

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Flemings of Torbay

Friday, July 6th, 2012