Remembering a tragedy
Cupids Historical Society to commemorate loss of the Water Witch
A unique ceremony will be held in Cupids next month to mark the the sad end to the schooner Water Witch, which floundered onto the shoreline near Pouch Cove during a mighty storm on Nov. 29, 1875.
The tragedy resulted in the death of 12 of the 25 people on board the vessel, a 62-ton, 69-foot schooner which was home-ported in Cupids and owned by a shipping company in St. John’s.
The heroic rescue efforts of a group of men from Pouch Cove is credited with preventing further loss of life.
136 years ago
The Cupids Historical Society will hold its first Water Witch commemorative evening at the Cupids United Church on Dec. 6, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
The event will mark the 136th anniversary