Sink the Kyle in the bay, says Westcott
Melissa Jenkins’ excellent but disturbing photo of the SS Kyle in this week’s issue of The Compass is just that, disturbing. The old rusted ship is falling in on itself. What a shame.
It seems all avenues to save this grand old ship, one of the most iconic ships that ever sailed our waters, have failed. Don’t let it continue to rust away.
There are obviously a multitude of reasons why nothing has been done and obviously can’t be done to repair the Kyle. So, my suggestion to all concerned is to somehow, if she can take it, tow her out the bay and to the North Atlantic and sink her.
It would be a most fitting watery grave for this wonderful old ship that gave so much to those who sailed on her and to the marine history of our province. It is a shame it should end like this, but I guess that is all that can be done and we must accept the inevitable.
Long live the memory of the SS Kyle. Please don’t let her stay around much longer to rust into oblivion.