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Swiss Air 111

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

TV on 10

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Alexander L. Kielland (1980) Song

Sunday, July 28th, 2019

I recently wrote about my visit with Hans-Jørgen Wallin Weihe and Marie Smith-Solbakken, who are doing work on persistent grief and trauma after oil rig disasters, notably three major disasters in…

When the Hurry On Went Down

Sunday, July 21st, 2019

1935 Hurry On

Sunday, July 21st, 2019

In 1935, about 20 miles from Judique, a ship listed in a storm and the crew abandoned ship in a lifeboat. The lifeboat overturned and several people were separated from…

1922 Port Hood Mine Shaft Disaster

Sunday, July 21st, 2019

On July 4, 1922, a bunch of boys were playing near an old, abandoned mine shaft. Poisonous gasses caused one of the boys to fall into the shaft. The others…

Port Hood Mine Shaft Disaster

Sunday, July 21st, 2019

Although I don’t have a recording of this particular song, it is sung to the tune of “The Irish Immigrant”:

1927 Port Hood Ice Tragedy

Sunday, July 21st, 2019

In February 1927, two young men got caught out on the ice and one died. Here is the story according to The Smiths of Cape Breton: History of Port Hood and…

Port Hood Tragegy

Sunday, July 21st, 2019

Piper Alpha (1988) Songs

Saturday, July 20th, 2019

I have enjoyed spending the last couple of days with two Norwegian scholars, Hans-Jørgen Wallin Weihe and Marie Smith-Solbakken, who are doing work on persistent grief and trauma after oil…