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In the early hours of February 15, 1982, tragedy struck the Ocean Ranger oil rig when it capsized and sank in a severe weather storm 170 nautical miles east of St. John's, Newfoundland. All of the eighty-four crewmen perished, including fifty-six men from the province. This was Canada's greatest maritime disaster since World War II. Rig is a powerful story filled with first-person accounts and previously unpublished photographs. In an intimate journey through grief and sadness, Rig searches for reconciliation among the victims' families and those who risked their own lives to help those on the Ocean Ranger.

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In the early hours of February 15, 1982, tragedy struck the Ocean Ranger oil rig when it capsized and sank in a severe weather storm 170 nautical miles east of St. John's, Newfoundland. All of the eighty-four crewmen perished, including fifty-six men from the province. This was Canada's greatest maritime disaster since World War II. Rig is a powerful story filled with first-person accounts and previously unpublished photographs. In an intimate journey through grief and sadness, Rig searches for reconciliation among the victims' families and those who risked their own lives to help those on the Ocean Ranger.

Mike Heffernan was born and raised in St. John's, Newfoundland. His most recent work has appeared in Riddle Fence, Our Times and performed on CBC Radio. The Other Side of Midnight: Taxi Cab Stories is the follow-up to the national bestseller Rig: An Oral History of the Ocean Ranger Disaster, which was adapted for the stage by Rising Tide Theatre.

D250 Award for Historical Writing-2010-CA

ISBN:  9781897174418 , 9781771030236

Item Publish Date: 2009 / 02 / 24

Measurements: 9 in X 6.00 in X 9.00 in

Weight: 0.313 kg

Page Count: 200

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