Bowring Park. Top five place I feel home and at peace. The Peter Pan statue is about 10 feet in height. Placed in memory of the Bowring family members lost in the shipwreck of the Florizel, offf the coast of Renews-Cappahayden, a small cove in resting on the Southern Shore of Newfoundland. It is infamously called the Graveyard of the Atlantic, owing to the sheer number of shipwrecks in such a tiny cluster. There are more than 365 over the course of the last millennia.The people of Cappahayden have often aided survivors, and an ironic prayer circulated among its people. Asking first that all ships be guided through safely, it hinders on the second, darkly comic request, that if it was unavoidable a ship would crash, might the good Lord send the goods from it’s cargo to the poor folks of Cappahayden? Such snippets of folk history have always reminded me of the poverty and destitution experienced in the outports, yet at the same time the keeping of a sense of humour cannot be denied.

Accounts of rescue and the death seen on that fateful day can be explored here;

The Bowring memorial is not the only one erected, you can see it and others here:

His name is unknown his name

Is never going to be any better than the one arm saving you from tyranny.