11 November 2012

Not the Journey He Intended

On this day in 1936:


F. Goffin Hurt When Big Wave Struck Queen Mary

Pawtucket, R.I., November 11.--Frank Goffin, 72, of this city who died in Southampton, England, today of injuries suffered when a storm gripped R.M.S. Queen Mary, was New England representative of the Chisholm-Ryder Company of Niagara Falls, N.Y., and a former businessman of St. Catharines, Ont.

Goffin was connected with a haircloth company in the Ontario city for 17 years. He was superintendent of the American haircloth company of Pawtucket, until the firm was dissolved.

According to word received here, the aged man suffered head injuries when a huge wave struck the Queen Mary and threw him 30 feet across the deck.

He was en route to his former English home, with his wife. They took the voyage in celebration of their golden wedding anniversary.

- The Montreal Gazette


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