The Kyle sending a message
I write in response to recent media coverage of the SS Kyle that she had dropped the chart room down into the famous smoke room. The photos show the old girl shows a little more sign of age.
But don’t for one moment think this is it for this 101year-lady of the water. No sir, don’t kid yourself as she intends to be the Black Pearl in the necklace formed around Harbour Grace Harbour for another century. I would venture to say every living soul within in this island and Labrador will be long a memory while this SS Kyle sits there in the sand.
She just decided a few days back to get noticed. Maybe to get your attention as her caretaker?
If you were to ask me I think she was a little tissed that she never got this trip to the Front this week to start the seal hunt. Likely she knew the sealers were gone, a market they say for 60,000 pelts and this year plenty of ice for them to get on. Maybe the old girl had a flashback of earlier times?
In regards to the chart room, it was an added item not there when she first arrived. She likely is not going anywhere so a chart room could stay or go. In respect to the smokeroom ... well at 101 years it was about time she took the hint and gave up tobacco.
No one can take the SS Kyle from our memories. She has the same respect today as in her history as part of the transportation system of our province. The old girl saw more dinnertimes than dinners as they say in looking after our people.
No one can take the SS Kyle from our memories. She has the same respect today as in her history as part of the transportation system of our province.