The True Story of the 1899 Shipwreck of the “Scotsman” book to be released
Canadian Author Paul Langan is set to release his 12th book titled, The True Story of the 1899 Shipwreck of the “Scotsman”. The tragedy happened at Belle Isle between Newfoundland and Labrador.
The “Scotsman” ocean liner slammed into Belle Isle off the northern coast of Newfoundland, September 22nd, 1899. This tragic shipwreck turned even more devastating as firemen on the crew, hired on as “scabs” in England, began a drunken rampage and robbed passengers of their belongings.
Stranded in the harsh climate of Belle Isle, men, women and children fought to survive. In the end, 24 people lost their lives.
This harrowing tale is a classic in Canadian maritime history.
Included are interviews with shipwreck survivors, newspaper accounts, rare photos and the official report related to the event.
The book is 72 pages, 6x9 paperback format. It is available November 9th, 2022, worldwide through Amazon or locally through the author or Wordsworth Books Waterloo Ontario.