George Mayo with Sister

George Mayo and his sister, during their brothers wedding. George, 28, died along with his brother Ab and his father Joseph. Another brother, Bert, survived aboard an engine-powered trawler. The story is told that, at the height of the storm, Bert was startled by an apparition of George in the wheelhouse. George said "Bert, we're all gone" and vanished.

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