Toronto Daily Star (Toronto, ON), Sept. 17,1949.
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Pleaded to be Left in Water Lost Pyjamas
by Joyce Baxter
I arrived at the Noronic fire minutes after I heard the fire sirens, but already the big ship was a mass of flames. I have never seen such confusion in my life. People were diving off the deck of the ship into the water. Others were climbing down ropes. You could hear screams from people that mush have been trapped in the cabins. You can’t imagine how terrifying an experience it was.
I helped a couple of people in the ambulances. I have never seen people so dazed. I don’t think any of them knew how they managed to escape from the Noronic. One chap who was in the water, pleaded to be left in the water. He explained he had lost his pyjama pants. But that was the only funny thing in this tragedy.
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