'I Just Didn't Want to Die': The 1914 Newfoundland Sealing Disaster

'I Just Didn't Want to Die': The 1914 Newfoundland Sealing Disaster

| 19 min

In March 1914, the Newfoundland set sail from Wesleyville, taking 132 men out sealing. Miles from shore, the ship got stuck in the ice so the men went over the side to walk to the sealing ground. When a terrible storm struck, they were stranded. It took rescuers 3 days to arrive; by then, 78 men were dead and another 9 missing. This tragic story is told through the words of men who were there and the haunting prints of David Blackwood.

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  • director
    Joe MacDonald
  • producer
    Floyd Elliott
  • executive producer
    Douglas MacDonald
  • animation camera
    Raymond Dumas
    Pierre Landry
  • sound editing
    Diane Normandeau
  • re-recording
    Roger Lamoureux
  • narrator
    Timothy Webber

  • None

    Hi I am doing a project for a non profit organization here in NL, where they have a museum with a replica of a sealers ship and they wanted to use the above video to show to tourist.. I am wondering is there anyway I could purchase the video and have it put on usb sticks... Any help would be greatly appreciated.. Thanka

    None, 22 Nov 2019