Port aux Basques host­ing events to mark tragic an­niver­sary

The Gulf News (Port aux Basques) - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

GULF NEWS FILE PHOTO

The Town of Port aux Basques is plan­ning spe­cial events to mark the 75th an­niver­sary of the sink­ing of the S. S. Cari­bou.

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