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Page 2 - From Visits with Capt. Michael Tobin Coastal & Gulf Ferry Captain, Ret'd

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1998/6/1 (319 reads)

I'll be the first down!" He enjoyed it. He used to play crib. And the plane came out and dropped cigarettes. But one day, before the plane came, they were all out of smokes, see, and looking into ashtrays and everything--they were all sitting around in the lounge. And I walked in and I said, "There's an American up here now, passing out Camel cigarettes." They knocked me right on my back in the door! There was nobody there, you know! (Would you have to get supplies flown out to you?) We had enough. The cooks baked bread, you know, and the homemade bread was better than what we were getting from the bakery. Children's food--baby food--that's really what the plane came out with. But she brought cigarettes when she was coming. (Did she bring out any liquor.) No! No liq? uor. I think they had liquor aboard there, in the bar. I don't know how much they had. MA THE ?? BEAR PAW GIFT & CRAFT SHOP l'cal Crafts to Tickle Your Fancy Photographs • Knitting • Crocheting Painting • Quilts • Weaving/Hooking Gifts to Test Your Resistance • Beautiful Souvenirs • Attractive Tartans • China and Glassware • Numbered Icono Celtic Prints PLUS OTHER ARTISTS And: • Celtic Jewellery Cape Breton Tapes and CD's CENTRAL AVE. INVERNESS PHONE 258-2528 That was quite a time. Some of them wanted to walk ashore. I wouldn't let them, because you get away from the ship about a hundred yards, you wouldn't see her. You know, the big drifts of rafted ice. Oh, once you get northerly winds here in Sydney (Harbour), no icebreaker in the world can come in here. It (O'IPIl IBM'IT??! PRESENTING TOURS OF: LOUISBOURG, CABOT TRAIL, MINERS MUSEUM AIR CONDITIONED UNITS GREAT CABOT TRAIL PACKAGES' 50 ATLANTIC ST. SYDNEY NOVA SCOTIA B1P3P8 TERRIFIC GOLF PACKAGES (902)564-6200 I TOLL FREE 1 -888-454-0988 VISA S.S. Cabot Strait in the Ice. Served 1942-1958. goes right to the bottom. If you get the pressure long enough on it, you know. Now that particular time I was out there, af? ter you got off thirty miles there weren't a speck of ice to be seen anywhere, right going on to Port-aux-Basques. It was all in the Bight. Northeast winds for so many days, pressing it in and driving it down under, you know. Oh, yes. So we had to go up there and land the pas? sengers in Mulgrave. It's the first time I ever was up there, and I had no charts or anything. I had an awful job getting up there. I wasn't familiar with it, you know. And there's no buoys. After that oil z Home Care Nova Scotia It's long been known that people often recover faster - and more comfortably - at home than in hospital. The support of family and friends in familiar surroundings can also make "quality of life" differences for people with chronic illnesses or those who need short-term health care. These are just some of the reasons why we established Home Care Nova Scotia • a province-wide home care program designed to provide nursing, home support, personal care and home oxygen services to Nova Scotians in their homes. If you are interested in finding out more about Home Care Nova Scotia, please call our toll-free number: 1-800-225-7225 Home Caw ''''' Nova Scotia Health
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