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Excerpts from Newfoundland Posts and Telegraphs Daily News Journals March 1928 Mar. 9: Sealing steamers reported in same position as yesterday. Captain Wes KEAN believes seals are to eastward of ships. "Neptune" and "Terra Nova" in Gulf, report ice in large sheets butting together but making poor progress. The "Viking" arrived 7 o'clock this morning. New circulation pump will be put in immediately. Auxiliary vessel "Young Harp", Captain George RIDEOUT, with crew of 23 men cleared from Port Union yesterday. Yesterday's blizzard was worst for years. Traffic was tied up in the city last night by heavy snow fall. Along the railway line from Whitbourne to Clarenville blizzard was very heavy. Incoming Express was storm bound at Clarenville but east of Whitbourne the storm had passed though it was working west and at three o'clock has reached Bishop's Falls Station. Mrs. Walter G.R. Hinchcliffe stated yesterday that her husband had no intention of flying to Newfoundland, at least until he made a trip to India Mrs. Hinchcliffe said her husband was at Cramwell getting plane in trim for a flight to India. Hon. Elsie Mackay stated that she had no intention of making long distance flight with Walter Hinchcliffe. Mar. 12: Sealing steamers at the Front seem to be among the seals. Kill will begin tomorrow morning. Mar. 13: Steamers at the Front report white coats in small patches containing from six hundred to three thousand. "Nascopie" reports having steamed through three such patches and is still trying to locate main patch. "Terra Nova" making good progress and is now 25 miles northeast of St. Paul's and reports occasional lakes of water making progress easier. "Neptune" making poor progress west northwest of Cape Ray. [Notice] to all [telegraph] offices: Capt. Hinchcliffe left England noon today on trans-Atlantic flight. Should be over Newfoundland early morning. Please make public and report promptly if and when sighted. [Signed] Geo. J. VEITCH, Sup't. Mar. 14: Captain Walter Hinchcliffe with supposed passenger Hon. Elsie Mackay under name of Gordon Sinclair began trans-Atlantic flight from Cramwell, England at 5:45 yesterday morning bound for Newfoundland. French steamer reports seeing plane due Newfoundland today. Washington reports favorable weather conditions for today. Mar. 15: No sign of Captain Walter Hinchcliffe's trans-Atlantic monoplane "Endeavour" since it was seen over Irish coast heading for Newfoundland. London despatch claims that plane is gassed for fifty hours and that the Hon. Elsie Mackay is the passenger. Another sealer S.S. "Florence", Capt. George BRAGG sailed from Greenspond for the northern seal fishery Tuesday. Ship carries crew of 40 men. Mar. 16: Hinchcliffe's monoplane "Endeavour" still unreported. Mar. 19: [Sealing ships have killed and "stowed" a number of seals in their first attempt at the Front, and at present] ...weather conditions bad. Ships searching for new patch. Captain L. STEPHENSON of S.S. "Caribou" died at North Sydney yesterday after an illness of three weeks. All hope of Captain Hinchcliffe's plane "Endeavour" is now abandoned. [As a point of interest, not exactly accommodating for either search partites or for sealing, today's weather:] Strong winds or gales from the east and southeast with snow or rain.
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