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happy? - Mar 12 (The 'Diamond' sailed, 1812)

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Abby Sale 12 Mar 06 - 09:46 AM
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Subject: happy? - Mar 12 (The 'Diamond' sailed)
From: Abby Sale
Date: 12 Mar 06 - 09:46 AM


3/12/1812:
According to Grieg, the Aberdeen Journal reported that
the Diamond sailed for the Davis Strait (between Greenland and Canada)

        The Diamond was a ship brave boys, for Davis Straits was bound,
        And the quay it was all garnish-ed with pretty girls around;
        Where Captain Gibbons gave command to cross the mountains high,
        Where the sun it never sets, brave boys, nor darkness in the sky.

                "The Diamond Ship," Greig~Duncan FolkSong Collection, #11

The Diamond sailed out of Aberdeen from 1812 to 1819 when she was lost in the ice (no crew losses.)
According to Ronnie Cairns writing on the Jock Duncan CD, she just stayed out too long in the season, wanting more catch and got caught and crushed in the pack ice. Capt. Gibbon was only on board the one year, 1812.

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