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Author Name:    BROWN, Cassie

Title:   Winter's Tale : The Wreck of the Florizel. 1st ed in dj

Publisher:    Doubleday, Toronto, 1976, ISBN:0385125704 

Seller ID:   5987

BROWN, Cassie. A Winter's Tale: The Wreck of the Florizel. Toronto: Doubleday Canada Limited / Garden City : Doubleday & Company Inc., 1976. First Edition. Pp (6),vii-xi,(3),3-276 + 16 pp photos. Map. 8vo, blue cloth. "It wasa snowy, stormy nigth, that February 23, 1918, when the sturdy S.S. Floriz el 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. But these circumstances did not account for the ship's slow speed. Just before dawn, over nine hours after leaving port, Captain Martin ran his ship full steam onto the rocks just north of Cape Race. A man could have walked the forty miles in the same time. But that was only the beginning of a long and gruelling drama. As the ship slowly disintegrated, the passengers and crew desperately tried to save themselves. Men, women and children were washed overboard, or killed from exposure, or fatally trapped below deck. From the shore helpless fishermen watched in horror. Twenty-seven hours after striking the reef the daring rescue took place. Of the 138 on board, seventeen passengers and twenty-seven crew members survived." - from the dust jacket. Vg in nicked dj. 30.00


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