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Thursday's storm [electronic resource] : The August Gale of 1927. Darrell Duke.

Duke, Darrell. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781771172776 (electronic bk)
  • ISBN: 9781771172752 (electronic bk)
  • Date Published: 2014.

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Summary, etc.: When the crew of the fishing schooner Annie Healy left their home port of Fox Harbour, Placentia Bay, on Wednesday, August 17, 1927, no one could have imagined what fate held in store for them. Times were hard in Newfoundland that year. On shore, wives of the crew were often worked to exhaustion, even more so while their men were at sea. Most had lost parents, siblings, or children to tuberculosis. Each family had at least one tragic story. But when a hurricane struck Placentia Bay on August 25 of that year, a tragedy unlike any they had lived through would unite these people in ways untold. Now, eighty-six years later, the full story of the ill-fated vessel and her crew is told for the first time. The closeness of the crew and their families, and how they worked together to ensure their little community survived, is relived through the memories of children of the crew, stories passed down from their mothers, and reports from the last men to see the schooner afloat.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. St. John's : Flanker Press, 2014. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1723 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 4508 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
Subject: Fiction.
Historical Fiction.
Genre: Electronic books.

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