The Singing Sailors of Sable Island
Paper rush, wood, data, 2014
Using buoy and weather data from
the Perfect Storm that came through New
England in October 1991, this piece tracks the sinking of the
Andrea Gail near
Sable Island, Nova Scotia. Known as The Graveyard of the
Atlantic, this small
strip of land holds the memory of the last desperate hours of
many, many sailors.
The song referenced is called the Ghostly Crew, an
old fishing shanty that tells
of ghostly crews that visit ships in peril.