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Page 1 - "Cap" Cowley - A Salvage Tug Captain

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1990/6/1 (1359 reads)

Cap Cowley • A Salvage Tug Captain I started off life when I left school at 12 years old, as was usual in those days, and went as a shipwright apprentice in the Royal Naval dockyard in Portsmouth. After 3 years I didn't see too much future in it, because men were being laid off,in England left and right then, because the Depression was approaching. So anyhow, I thought I'd like to go to sea. (Had anyone in your family been on the sea?) My father had. My father was a Mas? ter Mariner himself. He'd been a Master Mariner in sail. And then he changed to steam in 1906, when he went on a ship called the Winark. And then during the war he became captain on a tanker. And in 1917 he was torpedoed. And that's the first time I can ever re? member seeing my father. Because when we were kids, he was away all the time. And my brother and I were playing in the gar? den, in the country. We'd moved out to the country to get away from the bombing by The ship Leicester as found, with a 40? list. Story on page 70. The tua Foundation Jose- phine, iced up after an all- night dash in the North At? lantic, January 1949 • • V;w • • "??' '?? ''" • "'.'v"*', ' • * • -., j?h, • : • :... ,?? ''- I'iMip'. '''' ''ll'''Pi' W''H''J'' **' ''w ??''M • '** '' :' -'A, ' • ' • '*' rfti ''n Mnllll ''M fiH ' ' ' • 1 ' ' [m : t Mfc,- V '' ' 4: M S CAPE BRETON'S MAGAZINE, NUMBER FIFTY-FOUR WRECK COVE, CAPE BRETON, NOVA SCOTIA SECOND CLASS MAIL -- REGISTRATION NUMBER 3014
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