The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #4291   Message #2192871
Posted By: Mysha
13-Nov-07 - 01:59 PM
Thread Name: A note to Three Score and Ten
Subject: RE: A note to Three Score and Ten
Hi Bert,

I don't know of any songs about it, but there was a Wrecker in 1833, I believe, with hundreds of ships lost. Maybe that's the one you're thinking of.
It's quite obvious, though, that to keep a disaster in the collective memory, you need to have a song written about it. Just like the wreck of the Sloop of John B. is one of only a few ships remembered, at least in name, next to a multitude of wrecked ships thave just disappeared, so Three Score and Ten has kept a memory of just one particular storm alive.