Oct 9, 2011 Within Sight of Shore

Within Sight of Shore

In April of 1945, HMCS Esquimalt, a Canadian Minesweeper led by Captain Robert C.
Macmillan, became the last Canadian ship sunk in the Second World War. Torpedoed off the
coast of Nova Scotia, those that survived the blast were stranded for almost 7 hours in the ice-cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Forty four men lost their lives.

"Within Sight of Shore" follows the son of her captain, celebrated composer Scott
Macmillan as he commemorates this event with an original composition.
"Within Sight of Shore" tells a great war story from a uniquely Atlantic Canadian
perspective, as music celebrates a ship, a captain and the legacy left behind.

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