My Great was George Macauley the Oiler who
tried to secure the life Boat but lost his
footing and drowned. The rescue of the remaining crew members was one of the most
amazing rescues at that time.
my great grandad was first mate Jim Thompson...he left my great grandmother to raise two young girls by herself...my grandmother was four at the time...plus her sister Ethel....From what I hear the state try to take the two girls to raise...My great grand mother took care of the girls.....both went to colleage and completed ...their courses.. god Bless the men of the ship...............Thank you Jim thompson..my brother was named after you...and he is no longer her
I would love to hear from anyone who had relatives
on the Clarion. I have been collecting a lot of historical
data about the Clarion. I think it is a fascinating story.
My great-gradfather's brother was Captain Colin C. Balfour of the Bope. A considerable controversy surrounded him at the time he was accused of not rendering aid to the Clarion but was vindicated - apparently.
My great grandfather was Captain Bell from his daughter Helen.
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