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Matching Articles"Disasters" (Total 19)
The Loss of the Ocean Ranger, 15 February 1982
On Monday, 15 February 1982, the Ocean Ranger sank while drilling at Hibernia during a bad winter storm
Journal Provides Glimpse of Dangers at Sea
The life of Lieut. Howard Douglas and his account of the wreck of the British ship Phillis off the southwest coast of Newfoundland in October 1795.
The Lundrigan Story: Sinking of the SS Caribou
A narrative written by a survivor of SS Caribou, which sunk in the early hours of 14 October 1942 after being hit by a German torpedo.
The Strickland Story: Sinking of the SS Caribou
A narrative written by a survivor of the SS Caribou, which sunk in the early hours of 14 October 1942 after being hit by a German torpedo.
Death on the Ice: The Story That Had to be Told
An introduction to the papers of writer Cassie Brown (1919-1986) dealing with her work Death on the Ice and the 1914 sealing disaster.
Some of Newfoundland and Labrador's best-known and most destructive disasters occurred during the era of Responsible Government.
Response to the Ocean Ranger Disaster
The 1982 Ocean Ranger disaster exposed serious weaknesses in the way that government and industry regulated Canada's offshore industry.
The 1914 Sealing Disaster
A look at the 1914 Sealing Disaster, when 251 sealers died in two simultaneous disasters involving the SS Newfoundland and the SS Southern Cross.
Impact of the 1914 Sealing Disaster
How the 1914 sealing disaster impacted the lives of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians, and the government's response to the tragedy.
The 1846 Great Fire
About the Great Fire that started on 9 June 1846 in St. John's when a fire broke out in a cabinetmaker's workshop on George Street.
The St. John's Fire of 1892
About the St. John's fire that started on 8 July 1892 in a stable after a lit pipe or match fell into a bundle of hay.
The Tsunami of 1929
On 18 November 1929 a tsunami struck Newfoundland's Burin Peninsula and caused considerable loss of life and property.
Public Response to the 1929 Tsunami
The tsunami left the people of the affected communities on the Burin Peninsula in desperate need of help, a role the public gladly filled.
Crash Hill 1946
Vitims of the Stephenville Crash Hill Air Disaster: October 3, 1946
Crash Hill Tragedy
In 1946 a plane, after taking off at the Harmon Field Base, crashed into a fog-hidden Newfoundland mountainside and exploded into flames.
Recollections of the Tsunami
A Mount Pearl Junior High School project about the Newfoundland and Labrador tsunami
Rebuilding St. John's: Reconstruction after the 1892 Fire
Information about the St. John's 1892 fire with emphasis on the reconstruction of the city after the disaster.
Global Relations and the Spanish Influenza
The Spanish flu did not originate in Newfoundland and Labrador, but the country's ports, and global trade relations made it vulnerable to the disease.
The 1918 Spanish Flu
About the Spanish influenza pandemic that reached Newfoundland and Labrador in 1918 and killed more than 600 people in less than five months.
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