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A Winters Tale is the bone chilling story of the shipwreck of the Florizel Many factors can be included when trying to explain why this great steal ice-breaker ran aground and therefore I will focus on the three reasons that are most important Many people feel the ship was unfortunate in its voyage due to the weather conditions others think it was because of human error and still there are a few that think it was because of fate I myself believe that these three factors combined brought the Florizel to her watery grave in Horn Head The Florizel sailed from St Johns at 730 pm on Saturday February 22 1918 in spite of the fact that a storm was raging outside the snug harbor of St Johns Newfoundland The ship had 138 people on board including 78 passengers Of these passengers nine were women and six were children Captain Martin had already delayed the ships sailing for over 3 hours and did not want to delay any longer Regardless of storm signals and warnings in the newspapers that the Toronto Weather Bureau was forecasting a gale with winds going around to theCaptain Martin that is would be nothing the Florizel could not handleit would be a favorable one for the Florizel on her way to Halifax Page 34 par 2 Captain Martin was a man who put his trust in his own instincts first then in the Weather Bureau-- he knew the sea well along with his ship Shortly after leaving port the weather changed for the worst The high winds and treacherous seas made navigation extremely difficult and the Polar current was against them Captain Martin felt that in the nine hours the ship had been traveling southward they had cleared Cape Race and decided to change course westward Captain Martin took a chance by using his own instincts and he was not able to lower equipment to checks the speed
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