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Author Name:    PILGRIM, Earl B. BLACKBURN, Howard

Title:   Drifting into Doom : Howard Blackburn and Tommy Welsh : Lost at Sea

Publisher:    DRC Publishing, St. John's, NF, 2009, ISBN:9781926689067 

Seller ID:   105787

PILGRIM, Earl B. Drifting into Doom : Howard Blackburn and Tommy Welsh : Lost at Sea. (St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador : DRC Publishing, 2009). First Edition. Pp. [i]-vi,1-241,(1). 8vo, art-illustrated n card covers. The cover title is : Drifting into Doom : Tragedy at Sea. Earl Baxter Pilgrim(b. 1939, St. Anthony, Newfoundland). "In January 1883, Howard Blackburn, a Nova Scotia native fishing out of Gloucester, Mass and his dory mate Thomas Welsh, a 16-year-old from Grand Bank, Newfoundland, went adrift from their schooner, the Grace L. Fears, while fishing off the Burgeo Banks. Five days after their ordeal began, a barely alive Howard rowed ashore at Little River (now Grey River) on Newfoundland's south coast. Tommy was dead. In Drifting into Doom, best selling author Earl Pilgrim tells a gripping story of tragedy and survival, including the heroic efforts of Aunt Jenny Lushman,Susie Bushney, and all the people of Grey River who did all they could to save Howard's Life." - from rear cover. Howard Blackburn (b. February 17, 1859, Port Medway, Queens County, Nova Scotia - d. November 4, 1932, Gloucester, Massachusetts). Very good. 16.00


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