Sea Shanties

Sea shanties are songs or chants used on ships  to synchronize the men on board ships as they worked. The rhythmic cadence of the shanty was necessary when a strong unified force was needed when pulling anchor or raising sails. The songs also brought a feeling of solidarity to the crew and uplifted the spirits of the sailors.


Portland Town

Schooner Fare sings about Maine’s oldest lighthouse station – Portland Head Light.

Squid Jiggin’ Ground

Written by Arthur Scammell (1928) and sung by Schooner Fare, this is a song that describes the way of life of Newfoundland fishermen. The song describes the method of jigging for squid and circumstances that revolve around the activity.