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The Loss of the Marion

The Loss of the Marion

Flanker Press
Paperback
2012-08-02

1771170085
9781771170086

19.95 CAD

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The banking schooner Marion set sail from St. Jacques, Newfoundland, bound for St. Pierre, the home base of Captain Pierre Maurice, on June 10, 1915. The vessel and crew were never seen again. Many have speculated that the French captain had made good on his threat to end the life of Captain Ike Jones, but it was never proven. The Loss of the Marion tells the story from the point of view of Nellie Myles, whose husband and brother-in-law were lost with fifteen other men. It recreates the events leading up to the day of the vessel’s final voyage, and follows with Nellie’s relentless search for the truth. The result is a rich tapestry of Newfoundland family life, culture, folklore, and seafaring history. The Loss of the Marion delivers a chilling account of an event that changed the lives of many families . . . and shaped the lives of generations to come.

Although The Loss of the Marion is based on maritime history, it is Abbott’s portrait of an unusual woman and the way of life seen through her windows that rings true. Highly recommended.-- Historical Novel Review --

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