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The sealing vessel SS Newfoundland, n.d.
The sealing vessel SS Newfoundland, n.d.

The wooden sealing vessel SS Newfoundland left St. John’s for the North Atlantic ice floes in March 1914. When it returned the following month, 77 of its crewmen had died after spending 53 hours stranded on the ice in blizzard conditions.

Photographer unknown. Reproduced by permission of the Archives and Manuscripts Division (Coll. 115 16.04.099), Queen Elizabeth II Library, Memorial University, St. John’s, NL.
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