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Folk legend / Maryann Freeman, 1980 February

Identifier: FA 3 Series 2 Sub-Series 1 Sub-Series 1 Item

Scope and Contents note

Report by Utah State University folklore student Maryann Freeman, who collected information from Jean Beaulieu. A ship captain's wife watches from the roof of her home as her husband's ship tries to make harbor during a storm. The ship is dashed against the rocks and the woman throws herself from the roof. Now on stormy nights a glowing shape can be seen outshining the lighthouse and remains visible until ships arrive safely in Salem harbor.


  • 1980 February

Conditions Governing Access note

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use note

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Collection of supernatural non-religious legends must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.


1 p.



General note

Informant was male.

General note

Creator's sex is unknown.

General note

Collector was female.

General note

Collector-informant relationship unknown.

General note

Item collected in Salem, Massachusets.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States