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A Winter's Tale: The Wreck of the 'Florizel'. by  Cassie BROWN - Hardcover - from Chilton Books  and Biblio.com

A Winter's Tale: The Wreck of the 'Florizel'.

by BROWN, Cassie

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Toronto: Doubleday, 1976. 0385125704. "It was a snowy, stormy night, that February 23, 1918, when the sturdy S.S.Florizel steamed out of St.John's harbor, bound for Halifax and New York. Captain William Martin, a cautious and competent skipper, encountered sish ice and heavy winds as he headed down the treacherous Newfoundland coast...Just before dawn, over none hours after leaving port, Captain Martin ran his ship full steam onto the rocks just north of Cape Race....Men, women and children were washed overboard, or killed from exposure, or fatally trapped below deck...Cassie Brown retells in chilling detail the story of the wreck, the rescue and the enquiry that followed. And she proposes, for the first time, the real reason for this senseless disaster." Pp.x/276, 16 pages of black & white photos + map, owner's bookplate to inside front board. Blue cloth, dustwrapper has small edge tears but has a removable clear protective wrap. VG/G+. .


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