Posts Tagged ‘1912 John Harvey’

The Wreck of the John Harvey

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

The version below comes from a collection of poetry by Lillian Crewe Walsh. However, variations exist in Amby Thomas’s Songs and Stories of Deep Cove, Cape Breton and Kenneth Peacock’s Songs of the Newfoundland Outports….

1912 John Harvey

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

On January 9th and 10th 1912, the worst winter storm since the great Saxby gale of 1863 swept across the Maritime Provinces. The wind blew between fifty and eighty miles…