A Deadly Weekend

On the August long weekend, five Winnipeg Company sailors set out in one of the unit’s 27-foot Montague whalers for a sailing trip on Lake Winnipeg. It was a routine event for the Winnipeg Company sailors, a chance to practice their seamanship and to enjoy the Manitoba summer sun. In fact, Lieutenant Conan Frayer had given the men permission to use the whaler for a holiday trip on the lake.

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