embarking at night
image made in Rio Gallegos Patagonia Argentina, Marjory Glen sailed from the port of Shields, Newcastle, on June 13, 1911 transported 1,701 tons of coal and 19 tons of packaging. Captain Jans Martin Holmsen, with a crew of fifteen men. On Thursday, August 24, it was hit in the Atlantic by a storm with hurricane showers. Sailing was attempted but in the process two are lost and others suffer damage. On September 9 they spot Cabo Vírgenes, about 100 km. south of your destination (Rio Gallegos). At that moment a strong smell was felt coming out of the forward hold, the hatch was removed to examine the cargo, unable to detect any fire source. Later, smoke was seen coming out of the ratchet and the crew tries to drown the possible fire by covering all the vents and throwing water, trying to avoid currents of air that could fan the fire. On Thursday, September 14, the tragedy is triggered, when in hours In the morning, 2 people are discovered by inhalation of carbon monoxide, the ship was abandoned and consumed by fire. this photograph was made with a NIKON D750 24MM F4 ISO 3200 30"
Walter Peña, Argentina, El Calafate