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Thread #45251   Message #667888
Posted By: Just another Dave
12-Mar-02 - 06:10 PM
Thread Name: when was the Bonny ship the diamond lost
Subject: RE: when was the Bonny ship the diamond lost
I don't remember where I got the info ... but I suppose I can get back to it if need be... but The Diamond, the Resolution, and the Eliza Swan were all lost in the winter of 1830 in the ice of Melville Bay, Greenland. In total twenty-five ships from the British whaling fleet were lost. As long as we are on the subject... does anyone know if this song was collected before the twentieth century? I know of the fragment quoted in "Moby Dick", but I've never seen the entire song printed (collected) prior to songbook inclusions in the late twentieth century.