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Thursday's Storm

The August Gale of 1927

Thursday's Storm

Flanker Press
Paperback
2013-08-21

1771172746
9781771172745

5.00 CAD

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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.
This entertaining book will take you back a century and immerse you in a vanishing world, and also in the cold Atlantic water along with the crew of the Annie Healy.-- Historical Novels Review --
A great tale of rural seaboard life.-- Messing About in Boats --
Thursday’s Storm is a stirring depiction of lives dependent upon, and devastated by, the sea which (and Darrell said it best) 'stops for nothing.'-- Annie Daylon Blog --

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