Friday, September 26, 2008

1965 Stamp commemorated Wilfred Grenfell and his hospital ship Strathcona II

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Sir Wilfred Grenfell, British sailor, author and medical missionary who founded a series of hospitals, nursing stations and orphanages along the New¬foundland and Labrador coasts, the Canadian Post Office, on June 9th 1965, issued a 5 cents stamp depicting Sir Wilfred at the wheel of his hospital ship Strathcona II.

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Wilfred Thomason Grenfell, became a household name in the early 1900's with the publication of Adrift on an Ice-Pan . A true account of Grenfell's near death experience, the story was first published in 1909 by Houghton Mifflin Company.