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"SS Sagona"

(excerpts of Newfoundland names)

 

S.S. Sagona

We the undersigned hereby desire to show to you in some tangible form our
high appreciation of what you have most willingly done for both passengers
and crew of the "Sagona", during this trip, when medical aid and cheery
words were so much needed.

This trip has been a unique one in the history of the Labrador passenger
service; this being a time when the people of our Dominion are banded
together to fight a disease which is causing much suffering and great
alarm.............

Signed,
Wm. Parsons,
   Master S.S. Sagona
Jno. Clarke, Chief Officer
Rev. H. W. Martin
M. Murphy, J.P.
Capt. Moses Bartlett
Giles Taylor
R. Letts, Insp. Marconi Sts.
Walter Crosbie
Richard Serrick
W.F. Barrett
J. T. Gushue
A. M. Earl
H. Hutchings
Capt. S. Parsons
W.W. Gosse
J. Mulrooney
J. Buckingham, 1st C. E.
J. Donnelly, 2nd Engineer
E. Buckingham, 3rd Engineer
George Lewis,
Mrs. Jno. Gushue
Miss Ettie Dawe
Miss Parsons
Miss Polly Kelly
Mrs. Jno. French
Miss Michilin
Geo. Serrick, Purser
Ray Gosse
Mrs. R. Power, Stewardess

.........
Reply
					Nov. 1918.
To Captain, Passengers, 
and Crew, of S. S. Sagona:-

Your kindly words of appreciation have completely taken me by surprise. The
trip on the S. S. Sagona, has been a memorable one. Although much sickness
has prevailed amongst us, the kindly spirit shown by the Captain, Officers
and Passengers, has made my work on this ship, a labor of love. Through the
kind providence of God, no lives have been lost...................
....thank you for your kind words , and for the very tangible proof of your
appreciation of my humble services by the presentation of the purse. 
					James Vey

 

Contributed by Liz Runacres (2001)

Page Revised by Craig Peterman ( Wednesday, 06-Mar-2013 10:24:19 AST )

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