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The Brophy’s Point Tragedy, March 18, 1946

“The Brophy’s Point Tragedy, March 18, 1946” is a version of a chapter in Brian Johnson’s “Ferry Tales,” his new book to be published shortly.
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Nancy Bond
Comment by: Nancy Bond
Left at: 2:52 PM Wednesday, March 16, 2016
An amazing story of tragedy and courage. And very well written. I had never heard anything about it. Our old River holds many such secrets. Thanks for sharing.
Julie Lacey
Comment by: Julie Lacey
Left at: 1:31 PM Thursday, March 17, 2016
Hi Brian, I have heard versions of this story-yours is well written. Do you know the age of John Lacey at the time of the accident? Don't know if this is my grandfather or my Uncle Jack who would have been in his twenties. Julie
Brian Johnson
Comment by: Brian Johnson
Left at: 3:35 PM Thursday, March 17, 2016
Julie, John Lacey Sr. was 58 at the time of the accident. He had just been discharged from Hotel Dieu hospital after 'investigation of a heart condition' and was on his way home.

Brian Johnson
Catharine Van Sickle
Comment by: Catharine Van Sickle
Left at: 10:45 AM Thursday, March 24, 2016
Thank you for sending tis to me Susie,it has so many very interesting photos and articles
laurie donohue
Comment by: laurie donohue
Left at: 2:40 PM Monday, March 19, 2018
Beautifully written! Love the descriptions of the boats and the ice changes at spring.