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The Beautiful Canadian East Coast – It can be a wreck at times.

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If you follow my blog you will probably have figured out that my families trip to Newfoundland this past July was a great success (at least for me and my Camera). For others the rugged east coast was not always as beautiful as those of us, from there or who have visited, might believe. December 11, 1919 was one such day. That is the day the S.S. Ethie became shipwrecked. No one was lost (there were 92 passengers plus the crew onboard) and one infant was even sent ashore in a mail bag. Most of the Ethie is gone but, some remains are still at Martin’s Point near Sally’s Cove, Newfoundland. January 10, 1960 was another such day for ship goers. While backing away from the wharf in Fredericton, Newfoundland, the S.S. Ahern Trader ran aground (getting stuck on a large boulder). It couldn’t move and another ship was sent to retrieve its cargo and crew. Later a tug was sent to retrieve the Trader and seemed to be unsuccessful. Divers were sent to see what problems could be resolved but instead determined the Trader was grounded for good. The ship was left as is on the shoreline. 50 years later is still sits at the same location (looking a little worse for wear). So as beautiful as the east coast is, it can be a dangerous coast line. So here a few more images from our trip home. They focus on the beauty of the waves and the rocky shoreline with a few additions, the Lobster Cove Lighthouse near Rocky Harbour, Newfoundland (how could I talk about shipwrecks without including a lighthouse image) and an image of the S.S. Ethie and one of the S.S. Ahern Trader (or at least what remains of the two famous ships). Thanks for stopping by, if you want to learn more about these old shipwrecks then google away and as always Happy Shooting.

The remains of the S.S. Ethie , shipwrecked December 11, 1919

The Wreak of the S.S. Ahern Trader at sunset, shipwrecked January 10, 1960.

Written by leesacrey

September 6, 2010 at 8:42 PM

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    Molly Subramaniam

    September 6, 2010 at 11:30 PM

  2. Beautiful shots Lee…..really love the ones with the waves crashing in!!


    September 9, 2010 at 7:33 AM

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