Stow­away turns into the ice­man

The Sunday Post (Dundee) - - Opinion -

The man with the ice, Perce Black­borow, has a re­mark­able story.

He was a stow­away who boarded in Buenos Aires. His friend got a last-minute berth but when Black­borow was re­fused a place be­cause there was no room, he de­cided he wanted to go on this great ad­ven­ture any­way.

His friend helped him to hide away. He was found af­ter a cou­ple of days when a hatch was opened and, be­cause it was too late to do any­thing, he be­came the stew­ard.

He was young and en­thu­si­as­tic and be­came very pop­u­lar.

Black­borow is car­ry­ing ice which would be melted down for wa­ter.

The block he’s car­ry­ing would have pro­vided enough wa­ter for the men for 24 hours.

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