DEATH OF THE SS DANIEL MORRELL

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H.J. Dean
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DEATH OF THE SS DANIEL MORRELL

Post by H.J. Dean » Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:39 pm

Death OF S.S. Daniel Morrell
(with 29 0f her 30 man crew)

They slipped an Erie harbor in the silent night
With no thought of danger under bright moonlight
The S.S. Morrell set her course on the Inland seas
Bearing up heavy in a cold rising breeze
As she steamed 'full ahead' toward a fatal scene,
On Huron's deeps, a nor'easter raged over her beams
God save our ship were the belated pleas
To the hand who stilled a storm on old Galilee,
Hurricane blasts battered her pilot house on the bow
A thirty-man crew 'stood alert' in dark terror now
Caught in low trenches, then heaved up 20 foot waves
The hull-split Morrell sank, with 29 men to her grave!

(c) Harry J. Dean

(sole survivor, Dennis Hale.

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