Ernest Thornhill – A Man of Uncommon Courage and Bravery
Captain Bert Boertien has had his fair share of injuries including broken bones in his fishing career.
The renowned fishing skipper from Souris, P.E.I. also had several close calls that could have been fatal, but on each occasion, luck and lots of it, was on his side. From his room at a nursing home in Souris, he loves to recount those stories and share them with friends. The Navigator was lucky enough to hear a few.
In 1969, Bert’s fishing vessel, North Bay caught fire and sank off ...