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eBook Jackman: The Courage of Captain William Jackman, One of Newfoundland's Greatest Heroes ePub
Author: Eldon Drodge
Language: English
ISBN: 0921692951
ISBN13: 978-0921692959
Publisher: Breakwater Books (March 1, 2000)
Pages: 170
Category: History & Criticism
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 848
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ePub file: 1611 kb
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Start by marking Jackman: The Courage of Captain William Jackman, One of Newfoundland's Greatest Heroes as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. 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.

Miraculously, a young sea-captain from Renews, William Jackman, appeared on the scene to undertake one of the most amazing sea . Breakwater Books Ltd. Book Format.

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.

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The Captain's Table Restaurant received its name in honor of Newfoundland's greatest hero, Captain William Jackman, the her of the Owner Me. .HISTORY It was October 9, 1867 - A day long remembered for the vicious storm that lashed the rocky Labradour coast. William Jackman, a strong but soft-spoken sealing captain from Renews, had taken his ship and crew to his property at Spotted Island. At the peak of the storm, Jackman bundled himself in his warmest clothes and headed outside

Jackman: The Courage of Captain William Jackman, One of Newfoundland's Greatest.

Jackman: The Courage of Captain William Jackman, One of Newfoundland's Greatest.

William Jackman (20 May 1837 – 25 February 1877) was a Newfoundland sealing captain and sailing master. Jackman was born in Renews, Newfoundland. Like his younger brother Arthur, Jackman commanded sealing vessels for Bowring Brothers. Jackman is best known for the rescue at Spotted Island off the coast of Labrador on 9 October 1867. Jackman witnessed the Sea Slipper run aground with 27 people aboard. Jackman swam back and forth to the vessel eleven times, rescuing eleven people.

William Jackman (left) became a Newfoundland legend after saving 27 lives Jackman, the storied son of this outport on the southern shore of Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula, performed an act of bravery that would earn him a lifesaving.

William Jackman (left) became a Newfoundland legend after saving 27 lives. His third cousin, Glenn Jackman, is president of the heritage society created in Jackman's name. Sherry Vivian/CBC News). Jackman, the storied son of this outport on the southern shore of Newfoundland's Avalon Peninsula, performed an act of bravery that would earn him a lifesaving medal from the British Humane Society. But 150 years after Jackman single-handedly rescued 27 people from a schooner that had struck a reef in subarctic Labrador waters during an October hurricane, his legend has all but faded to a footnote in history.

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.

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