Mar 2, 2018
In February 1918, the S.S. Florizel left St. John’s on what would be its last journey. Blizzard conditions and miscommunication between the bridge and the engine room caused the vessel to crash into the rocks near Cappahayden, Newfoundland. Of the 137 souls on board, only 44 survived. One hundred years later, Heritage Foundation of NL folklorist Dale Jarvis and special guests Heather Elliott and Deanna Walter met at Admiralty House Communications Museum for a live audience recording of the Living Heritage radio show and podcast to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the shipwreck. We talk about the history of the S.S. Florizel disaster and the behind-the-scenes work that went into preparing the Faces of the Florizel exhibit.