Newfoundland and Labrador’s favourite storyteller will keep you spellbound with his fascinating tale of two dorymen lost at sea off the coast of Newfoundland. In January 1883, Howard Blackburn, a Nova Scotia native fishing out of Gloucester, Mass, and his dory mate, Thomas Welsh, a 16-year-old from Grand Bank, NL, went adrift from their schooner Grace L. Fears while fishing off the Burgeo Banks. Five days after their ordeal began, Tommy was dead and a barely alive Howard rowed ashore at Little River (now Grey River) on Newfoundland’s south coast. Earl Pilgrim tells a gripping story of despair and hope, of tragedy and survival, including the heroic efforts of Aunt Jenny Lushman, Susie Bushney and all the people of Grey River who did everything they could to save Howard’s life.
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