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  • "This was the man Wes Kean had to measure himself against—a record-setter, the greatest seal-killer who had ever 'scunned' a ship through the ice from the lookout barrel at the masthead, the father of three sealing captains and two doctors..."

    --Cassie Brown with Harold Horwood, Death on the Ice: The Great Newfoundland Sealing Disaster of 1914, Doubleday Canada, 1972.

    December 10, 2007