Ocean Ranger Disaster

30 years ago today, on the morning of February 15th, the Ocean Ranger drilling rig sank off the coast of Newfoundland during a violent storm killing all 84 on board.  One of the best fiction books I’ve ever read is based on this disaster. It’s called February and is written by Lisa Moore. Moore tells the story of Helen O’Mara and her family of young children after their husband/father Cal died on the rig. It’s a gripping read, full of emotional moments that make you pause and reflect (read my earlier review). It’s a very timely read, and I can’t recommend it highly enough.

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