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Saturday, March 04, 2006
Peter Pan, Bowering Park
On Feb. 23, 1918, the SS Florizel, a steel-hulled passenger ship owned by Bowring Brothers, foundered on the rocks off Cappahayden, on its way to Halifax and New York; 94 passengers and crew perished in the wreck, while only 44 were rescued. On board the Florizel when it sank were Sir Edgar Bowring’s stepson, John Shannon Munn, and his grand-daughter, four-year-old Betty Munn, both of whom were drowned.
In her memory, Bowring commissioned the British sculptor Sir George Frampton to duplicate a copy of his statue of Peter Pan which stands in Kensington Gardens, London. The replica in Bowring Park, unveiled on Aug. 29, 1925, bears the dedication “In memory of a little girl who loved the Park."
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"foundered" not "floundered" :)
I hope you enjoyed your visit to my photo blog. I have corrected the typo that you pointed out. Thanks
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