Thursday, June 7, 2007

Southern Head, Grand Manan Island

Schooners off Grand Manan Island in the 1890's: My grandfather's schooner, Grace Darling, was the scene of an accident several years after it was purchased. Harry Grey, a seaman from Nova Scotia serving under Judson Guptill was struck by a moving boom as the craft entered Grand Harbour. He was swept overboard and drowned. Judson, possibly influenced by this event, sold his boat to Captain Albert E. Cooke of Seal Cove, Grand Manan.

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