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By Darrell Duke

While the group of the fishing schooner Annie Healy left their domestic port of Fox Harbour, Placentia Bay, on Wednesday, August 17, 1927, not anyone can have imagined what destiny held in shop for them. instances have been not easy in Newfoundland that 12 months. On shore, better halves of the team have been frequently labored to exhaustion, much more so whereas their males have been at sea. so much had misplaced mom and dad, siblings, or youngsters to tuberculosis. each one family members had a minimum of one tragic tale. but if a typhoon struck Placentia Bay on August 25 of that yr, a tragedy in contrast to any they'd lived via may unite those humans in methods untold. Now, eighty-six years later, the total tale of the ill-fated vessel and her workforce is advised for the 1st time. The closeness of the workforce and their households, and the way they labored jointly to make sure their little group survived, is relived in the course of the thoughts of youngsters of the workforce, tales handed down from their moms, and stories from the final males to work out the schooner afloat.

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