26 miles of grass in the ocean

ship wreck

“Lifesaving is why we were there, of course. Thirty three ships wrecked while father was superintendent. Some people drowned but we saved most of them. They stayed next door in the Sailor’s Home until the steamer came and took them to Halifax. Sometimes we made things out of wood from the wrecks. The crew salvaged as much of the cargo and wrecked ships as they could. The Government sold the salvage in Halifax to help pay for the lifesaving station”

– Trixie Boutillier 1905
Sable Island, Nova Scotia ~ a grass covered sand bar in the middle of the North Atlantic shipping lanes

 

 

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