Before becoming Newfoundland's famous author of sea tragedies, Cassie Brown wrote hundreds of shortstories as a professional journalist.
Twelve stories are presented here: Tales of shipwrecks, captains, sealers and sailors, and heroic women, all described by one of Newfoundland's most respected authors.
Headlining this collection is an account of the sinking of the S.S. Caribou, torpedoed by German submarine U-69 in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, killing 137 men, women and children, including Caption Ben Tavenor and his two sons.
Also included is Cassie Brown's short story "DeathMarch," which she later developed into the best-selling book Death on the Ice. Another tale briefly describes the tragic S.S. Florizel disaster on Newfoundland's Southern Shore.
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Bounding through the furious seas, the S.S. Florizel becomes ship-wrecked, killing ninety-four of its crew and passengers.
B & W photographsAbout the Author:
Cassie Brown was a Newfoundlander, born and bred. A successful writer of stage and radio plays, she was a reporter and columnist for the Daily News in St. John's for seven years. Her own works include Death on the Ice and Standing Into Danger.
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Book Description Doubleday Canada Limited, 1976. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110385125704
Book Description Doubleday Canada Limited, 1976. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0385125704