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- When the Memphis she left Montreal
The weather it was fine
Said the Captain to his officers
We'll have a jolly time
But when they reached the Irish coast
There came a heavy fog
And the Captain lost his reckoning
Though an error in the log
The look-out man in the fo'castle
He thought he saw a light
He took it to be the Fastnet
But sorry I am to say
It was by that fatal error
We were wrecked on Dunlough Bay
We lowered the starboard lifeboat
And got her fully manned.
When the crew were getting into her
The after tackle jammed
A heavy sea came rolling on
And swept the boat around.
The crew were in the water.(continues on next page)Transcribed by a member of our volunteer transcription project.