Dead sealers, 4 April 1914
The sealing vessel SS Bellaventure arrived at the port of St. John’s on 4 April 1914 with 69 dead sealers stacked on its deck. The men, all from the SS Newfoundland, died after being stranded on the North Atlantic ice floes in blizzard conditions for 53 hours.
Photographer unknown. Reproduced by permission of the Archives and Manuscripts Division (Coll. 115 16.04.041), Queen Elizabeth II Library, Memorial University, St. John’s, NL.