Sealers Memorial.

Statue of Dad and Son Freezing to Death

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Elliston, Newfoundland

It's harder than ever to forget the 1914 Sealing Disaster, with this poignant statue of a father shielding his son from death's icy grip. 78 men (and boys) died, caught walking miles between their ice-bound ships -- the SS Newfoundland and SS Southern Cross -- and the shore during a big storm. The twin calamities in the same storm brought the death total to 251.

Titled "Home from the Sea," sculpted by Morgan Macdonald, dedicated on June 19, 2014, the statue depicts the last moments of Reuben and Albert John Crewe, who were later found frozen together on the ice.

Statue of Dad and Son Freezing to Death

Sealers Memorial

Address:
Main St., Elliston, NF, Canada
Directions:
Hwy 238 into town, then east on Main St. to the water's edge.
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