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The Immigration Story of Dugald A. Taylor (American immigrant)

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Arrived in Halifax from Liverpool, having had my 11th birthday at sea. Stopped into St. Johns where the government icebreaker was frozen to the dock, and the Newfoundland had to thread through the Narrows on her own. I still remember Pier 21 from May 1955.

Mother Jeanne and I were American, but father William and sibs Donald, Ann and Alastair were Scots.

Father had first arrived in Halifax on a RCN corvette after being torpedoed off Chebucto Head en route to New York during the war.

I lived in Canada for 40 years before returning to the US, and have many relatives in NS, AB and BC.

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SS Newfoundland, Furness Withy Line that we travelled in from Liverpool to Halifax

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