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Ghost Ship

 

Ghost Ship

There out on the Horizon

It's masts glistening in the sun ...

There's an  awesome sight before me

Towards  the shore I run...

Tattered sails are blowing,

Billowing in the wind...

An eerie cry on a storm tossed sea

Beckoning me like an old friend...

The sounds of the sea , they draw me

To this  vision silhouetted in blue...

A shredded mast in flight like angels wings

They're reminding me of You...

Thousands of diamonds sparkle around it

This treasure On the Sea ...

Slowly inching ever closer,

Finding it's way back to me...

Amid this awesome splendor

Draped in the paleness of Mid day light...

A ghost ship carrying you back to me

Never leaves my  sight...

There in all its glory

Framed in it's ghostly realm...

Its masts fly like the wings of angels...

Before the angels fell...

Tattered sails are blowing,

Billowing in the wind...

An eerie cry on a storm tossed sea

Beckoning me like an old friend...

Do these eyes deceive me ...

With this silhouette wrapped in  blue ...

Why does the cry of the storm tossed sea...

Draw me closer to you...

 

 

 

By: Pam Gallo

2007 copyright

 

Ghost Ship Lady Lovibond

 

By James Donahue  

 

 

The story of the Lady Lovibond is an old tale

from the British Isles about a sailing ship.

She was a three-mast schooner that went hard

on Goodwin Sands on Friday the Thirteenth, February, 1748.

The shipís crew and 50 guests,

all aboard to celebrate the wedding

of Capt. Simon Peel, perished.

 

As the story is told, the helmsman, a man called Rivers,

was a very jealous man who was in love with the bride.

While Captain Peel and his guests were below deck,

Rivers purposefully drove the ship

onto the treacherous sands while in a fit of jealous rage.

 

An English ballad gives some details of the voyage

although there is nothing to determine

the accuracy of the information.

It claims the vessel was bound for Oporto , Portugal ,

with a cargo of flour, meat, wine and gold.

 

Rivers served as the first mate of the ship.

According to the ballad,

he and the captainís new bride had been romantically involved

but she wanted a better life

than he could afford to provide as a common seaman.

 

Thus there was bad blood

between Rivers and Peel over this marriage,

although Peel apparently was unaware of it.

The result of it all was a disaster

 that went down in English lore

as a fine haunting story of the sea.

 

It is said that the wrecking of the Lady Lovibond

has been seen on the anniversary of the disaster.

Sailors say the ghostly image

of a three-mast schooner

is seen by passing ships

as it rushes to its destruction on that reef.

The last reported sighting occurred in February, 1898.

 

 

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