Newfoundland survivor, 4 April 1914
Thomas Dawson of the SS Newfoundland arrives at the port of St. John’s after being stranded on the North Atlantic ice floes for 53 hours during the 1914 seal hunt. Dawson’s feet and hands were badly frostbitten following his ordeal, and medical personnel had to carry him off the rescue vessel SS Bellaventure on a stretcher.
Photographer unknown. Reproduced by permission of the Archives and Manuscripts Division (Coll. 115 16.04.048), Queen Elizabeth II Library, Memorial University, St. John’s, NL.