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Midwest Folklore


Indiana University

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During the summer of 1957, I was on Prince Edward Island and while collecting data on an entirely different subject, I heard "The Burning Ship" mentioned several times, especially in the area known as the Lot Seven Shore (Cape Wolfe, Glengarry, Burton, and Campbellton). Being occupied with other matters, I did not make anything like a thorough investigation, but I did begin asking questions. Some months after my return to Maine, I wrote letters to the chief Island newspapers asking for information, and I received replies from some fifteen people, most of whom claimed to have seen this ship. This paper is a report of the results of these researches, given in this admittedly incomplete form in order to make the material on this particular apparition more easily available to anyone doing work of a more general nature.

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Ives, E. D. (1958). The Burning Ship of Northumberland Strait: Some Notes on That Apparition. Midwest Folklore, 8(4), 199-203


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