All Hands Lost: The Sinking of the Nova Scotia Gypsum Freighter Novadoc
by Henshaw, Blain
Loaded with four thousand tons of gypsum, the SS "Novadoc" left the Bay of Fundy’s Annapolis Basin in March 1947 and sailed into the path of a brewing storm. When the ship foundered off Portland, Maine, a few days later, all 24 crew members aboard-included 13 Nova Scotians-drowned. Blaine Henshaw, a journalist and broadcaster raised in Nova Scotia, examines the history of the Captain Allan Vallis and Paterson Shipping, and turns a critical eye on the investigation into the ship’s loss.