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Books: The Blackwood Schooner – The Story of the Ella M. Rudolph

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Blackwood Schooner

Many books on scuba diving have been published over the course of time, almost since the beginning of the scuba era. The Scuba News Canada will post these “nostalgia” books considered a “blast from the past” on a regular basis, and we want you, our readers, to make suggestions of “older nostalgia diving books” you have enjoyed, or believe our readers will. We will publish it and add your social media/website link to the article if you send us the proposal. Contact us.

The Blackwood Schooner

On the 10th of December, 1926: Captain Eleazer Blackwood’s Schooner Ella M Rudolph met catastrophe on or near Catalina, in the southeast area of Port Nelson, Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland, in a blizzard that raged in that vicinity. At 6:30 a.m., the Captain, his sons Henry, Albert, and Duke, as well as four other men and a lady, departed St. John’s for Greenspond. Duke Blackwood, the single survivor, reported the accident the next morning. The stout ship was shattered on the rocks, and Mrs. Blackwood, the captain’s wife, and their child, who were at St. John’s at the time, had left by train the morning the vessel left. This is yet another awful maritime catastrophe that has befallen the citizens of Greenspond. and cast a gloom over the town.

Sea to Sky

This is the amazing true story of the Ella M. Rudolph and her crew, and was first published in 2009.

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Kathy is the owner of Kirk Scuba Gear, a passionate Scuba Diver, Ocean Advocate and Managing Editor of The Scuba News Canada

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