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Cartwright, Labrador, ca. 1900
Cartwright, Labrador, ca. 1900.

Many Cartwright residents contracted the Spanish influenza after the coastal steamer SS Sagona docked there on 20 October 1918. The virus quickly spread through Sandwich Bay and killed 69 of the area's 300 residents.

Photographer unknown. Reproduced by permission of the Archives and Manuscripts Division (Coll. 137 22.05.001), Queen Elizabeth II Library, Memorial University, St. John's, NL.
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