Newspaper Article

15 May [1942?]
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Larry's River, May 15 -- Presentation of awards of the Royal Canadians Humane Association were made here to Captain Angus Avery, and his two sons, Peter and William, for the rescue of four men from their burning power boat two miles off Berry Hill light, June 29, 1941. The rescued men, Captain James Mannett, George Pitts, Charles Avery and Joseph Avery were all present at the meeting, when the presentation was made, Rev. Father Forest acting on behalf of the Association. This was not the only rescue by the father and his sons, for they are also credited with saving the captain and crew of the "Star of the Sea" on a ledge of Louisburg, where they were fishing. Through the breakers they were successful in getting a dory and line and saving the imperilled men. But for timely arrival of the Avery boat, the "Garnet P", there was little chance that Captain Mannett and his men could have survived. Lacking a boat, they had no means of other escape before the barrels of gasoline exploded. People of this district take pride in the recognition accorded the heroic men, and also express thanks to J.R. Kirk, M.P., for bringing the heroism to the attention of the Association.

submitted by Geneva Fougere - transcribed by Eileen Avery




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