Jackman: The Courage of Captain William Jackman, One of Newfoundland's Greatest Heroes Cover Image
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At the height of the devastating October gale of 1867, a small schooner, the Sea Clipper, was driven onto a reef at Spotted Island, Labrador. Already seriously damaged from an earlier collision with another schooner, she was being pounded to pieces by the raging sea. The twenty-seven people on board faced certain doom. Miraculously, a young sea-captain from Renews, William Jackman, appeared on the scene to undertake one of the most amazing sea rescues ever known, and to earn for himself the Silver Medal of the Royal Humane Society of London and the undying adulation of the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780921692959
ISBN-10: 0921692951
Publisher: Breakwater Books
Publication Date: March 1st, 2000
Pages: 170
Language: English