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In 1878, a passenger ship called the Loch Ard ran aground on Muttonbird Island leaving only two survivors. Fifteen year old Tom Pearce was hailed a hero after he heard the cries of 17 year old Eva Carmichael and rescued her. Tom soon returned to his life at sea, only to drown a few years later in another accident.

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  1. WOW that top photo

    January 23, 2013
  2. Hilary #

    That is so cool… I love tales of the sea.

    January 23, 2013
  3. What a lovely tale! I love sea stories too! My dad is a captain on chemical tankers. Thankfully, life at sea is a lot safer now (but sadly a lot less glamorous!)

    January 24, 2013
  4. That first photo – wow!

    February 4, 2013

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