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Bruce Macartney RIP

Sad to say we lost Bruce this morning.  Don’t know how to process it.  It was a great pleasure making music with him, and he will be sorely missed.   Advertisements

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Tall Ship Celebration!

The Bay City Tall Ship Celebration 2019 is this weekend.  I’ve spent all day watching the tall ships come up the St Clair River on the Marine City Ship Cam.  Whisky and Water is not officially playing the Maritime Music … Continue reading

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150 Years Ago Today…

… the Persian collided with the E.B. Allen — September 16th, 1868.  The E.B. Allen survived to report the crash, but the Persian went down with all hands lost.  A few years later, Patrick Fennell wrote a poem, “The Loss of the … Continue reading

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Loss of the Schooner “Persian,” On Lake Huron

Norm Cohen credited “The Persian’s Crew” to Patrick Fennell.  Thanks to the magic of the Internet, we have a scanned copy of Patrick’s 1886 book containing the poem (page 145).  If Cohen is right, this is a version of the song … Continue reading

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The Persian’s Crew

This one we added to our repertoire this summer.  Interestingly, the song speaks of the mystery of what happened to the Persian, and articles about the song indicate there is a mystery about what ship the song is actually about, … Continue reading

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Red Iron Ore

We don’t sing this one (yet, I’ve been trying to convince the others for a while now), but I randomly decided to research the ships involved this morning, and I want to preserve my notes on it somewhere, and this … Continue reading

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Bay City Tall Ships Celebration

This year the Tall Ships Celebration is back in Bay City, July 14-17 (2016), and Whisky and Water is playing three sets.  In addition, our various members will be appearing with other configurations of musicians.  And there will be tall … Continue reading

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