CANADA: Word from the Wise

While a violent storm lashed British Columbia a fortnight ago, the 101-ton tug George McGregor was returning without tow from Bamberton to Victoria. Rounding Trial Island, near Victoria, she caught the full blast of the gale and the pull of the riptide. The combination was too much. She began to roll, then capsized and sank.

Two men went down with the tug. The other five crewmen managed to launch the small lifeboat. It, too, soon capsized. The only man who could not swim, Gerald Anderson, 17, managed to crawl athwart the upturned lifeboat. One by one the others lost their...

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