Sink the Kyle in the bay, says West­cott

The Compass - - OPINION - — Bill West­cott is a res­i­dent of Clarke’s Beach

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.

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