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Maher may have been an actual shanghaier or, perhaps, a well-liked local publican--and the song just a joke.
And they were found by Joseph "Bunko" Kelly, a notorious shanghaier, who sold their corpses to an unsuspecting ship captain who thought the dead would soon awaken.
When you were growing up in those times, your parents would warn you: 'Don't go to Portland because of the shanghaiers.