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At that time, sealing was a very dangerous endeavor. Communication was rather primitive and sudden blizzards combined with massive ice fields could be fatal for ships and their crews. Sealers would spend countless hours on the ice and one never knew when the weather could turn.

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Unfortunately on March 30th, , men left the SS Newfoundland and walked in the direction of the SS Stephano seven miles distant. The result was that the men were stranded, in a vicious blizzard, for two days and the captains of both ships involved wrongly assumed these men were aboard the other's ship. In the end, 78 men froze to death or were lost to the frigid waters. Elliston has a special connection to the tragedy of because our community lost more men percentagewise than any other.

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Eight of the twelve involved perished on the ice. To change this data, submit a Change of Address request, or contact your local library for assistance.

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Summary Each year, for generations, poor, ill-clad Newfoundland fisherman sailed out 'to the ice' to hunt seals in the hope of a few penniew in wages from the prosperous merchants of St. Published: Brown, Cassie, Horwood, Harold, Those who lay down to rest died. This is an incredible story of bungling and greed, of suffering and heroism.

With the aid of compelling, contemporary photographs, the book paints an unforgettable portrait of the bloody trade of seal hunting among the icefields when ships—and men—were expendable. A successful writer of stage and radio plays, she was also a reporter and columnist for the Daily News in St.


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