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IT IS BELIEVED THAT KILLING AN ALBATROSS WILL BRING
BAD LUCK TO THE PEOPLE ON THE SHIP.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): BIRD ; MARITIME

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck Animals

Date learned: 10-27-1969

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IT IS BAD LUCK TO KILL AN ALBATROSS WHILE ON BOARD
SHIP.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): BIRD ; MARITIME

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck Animals

Date learned: 03-15-1968

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SAILORS NEVER KILL AN ALBATROSS BECAUSE THIS WILL
BRING BAD LUCK.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM ONE OF HER FRIENDS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): BIRD ; MARITIME

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck Animals

Date learned: 02-11-1971

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IT'S BAD LUCK TO WHISTLE ON A SAILING VESSEL EXCEPT
IN THE MOST DIRE STRAITS, LIKE WHEN THEY'RE BECALMED.
THEN THE CAPTAIN TRIES TO WHISTLE UP A WIND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): MARITIME

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Bad luck Activities

Date learned: 01-00-1972

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IT IS CONSIDERED VERY BAD LUCK TO TRIP ON A GANGPLANK
THIS ESPECIALLY HOLDS TRUE BEFORE GOING ON LIBERTY
AND SHOULD THIS OCCUR, IT IS BELIEVED THAT A VERY BAD
LIBERTY WILL RESULT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ALMA

James Callow Keyword(s): LIBERTY=LEAVE, VACATION, TIME OFF ; MARITIME

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Means of transportation Water craft or boat propelled by human, wind, mechanical or other force
BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Angular forms
BELIEF -- Bad luck Activities

Date learned: 03-09-1970

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DON'T SPIT OVERBOARD, BECAUSE IT'S BAD LUCK. REAL
REASON, IS THAT IT BLOWS BACK IN YOUR FACE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): MARITIME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Pastime
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Means of transportation Water craft or boat propelled by human, wind, mechanical or other force
BELIEF -- Bad luck Activities

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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IN THE OLD DAYS OF SAIL, IT WAS DEEMED UNLUCKY BY
THE SAILORS TO HAVE ANY WOMAN ABOARD SHIP.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

James Callow Keyword(s): MARITIME ; SEXISM

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Means of transportation Water craft or boat propelled by human, wind, mechanical or other force
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Bad luck Sex

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IT IS BAD LUCK TO GO BY A GRAVEYARD OF DEAD
SHIPS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): MARITIME

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Means of transportation Water craft or boat propelled by human, wind, mechanical or other force
BELIEF -- Bad luck Objects

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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THE LOSS OF A MOP OR BUCKET OVERBOARD WAS
BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

James Callow Keyword(s): MARITIME

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Means of transportation Water craft or boat propelled by human, wind, mechanical or other force
BELIEF -- Bad luck Objects

Date learned: 10-29-1968

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IF ST. ELMO'S FIRE APPEARS AROUND A SHIP IT IS A
SURE SIGN OF BAD LUCK.

Submitter comment: I SAW THIS ON TELEVISION IN "MOBY DICK."

Where learned: NEW HAMPSHIRE ; MILFORD

James Callow Keyword(s): MARITIME ; ST. ELMO, PATRON OF SAILORS.

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Means of transportation Water craft or boat propelled by human, wind, mechanical or other force
BELIEF -- Religious hero
BELIEF -- Fire
BELIEF -- Water
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 09-00-1967

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