'Lost to the Sea' takes its inspiration from a poster in the Galway Museum, detailing the superstitons and beliefs of sailors and fishermen. For example, whistling while onboard was considered to bring bad luck to the boat and crew. A piece of rowan wood on board was carried by some to help stave off the evil eye.
"If you lose or drop anything overboard, for example your cap, it is bad luck to bring it back on board. If the sea wants or needs something, do not deny her, or she will come looking for a soul next time."