Port aux Basques hosting events to mark tragic anniversary
The Town of Port aux Basques has finalized plans to mark the 75th anniversary of the S. S. Caribou, which was sunk by German submarine U-69 on Oct. 14, 1942.
Scheduled events for Saturday, Oct. 14, include a parade, the laying of a ceremonial wreath and unveiling of a mural to commemorate the disaster.
Jennifer Morgan, greatgranddaughter of Thomas Moyst, who was second engineer on the S. S. Caribou, will share first-hand survivor accounts of the tragedy at the Railway Heritage Museum on Sunday, Oct. 15.
Wayne Mushrow, the diver who donated the town’s two historic astrolabes, will also be on hand to present an artifact from the S. S. Caribou to the Southwest Coast Historical Society.
The Town of Port aux Basques is planning special events to mark the 75th anniversary of the sinking of the S. S. Caribou.