The Kyle deserves a bet­ter fate

The Compass - - OPINION -

There is noth­ing wrong with grow­ing old. Ev­ery­thing gets older, even hu­mans. I would never be ashamed to show my friends from Florida the old Kyle again. Some think there were more pic­tures taken of the old steamer be­fore she was given a facelift, long be­fore Danny (Cleary) brought the Stan­ley Cup home.

Some things get bet­ter with age. That’s not to say we should let this old his­toric relic sink — wait, it can’t sink — or rather, dis­ap­pear be­fore our eyes. So what should hap­pen? If some of our MHAs showed some kind of in­ter­est in this re­gard then it would take on some life of its own. So some ques­tions should be asked of our MHAs and our Mem­bers of Par­lia­ment in Ot­tawa.

Would they sup­port such a pro­ject? Is there a busi­ness-minded per­son out there with an idea to bring for­ward?

I dis­cussed this pro­ject a long long time ago with a friend who lives in Har­bour Grace. His idea was to put the ves­sel on an even keel by us­ing steel piles as sup­ports. Maybe there is still some in­ter­est there? I don’t like to copy other peo­ple’s ideas, but I’m sure it would not be hard to get enough in­ter­ested peo­ple to­gether to have a good hard look at where this pro­ject could go.

It’s like the 911 num­ber. Keep bring­ing it up of­ten enough and some­one may lis­ten. — Frank Evely Sr. writes

from Clarke’s Beach

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