Loss of the Caribou, The
DESCRIPTION: The steamship Caribou is torpedoed and sunk and passengers are lost. "Here at Channel ... widows and sweethearts and orphans cry and fret" Most of the men "belonged to" Port-aux-Basques. "The funeral was the largest ever known here"
EARLIEST DATE: 1951 (Guigne; MUNFLA/Leach)
KEYWORDS: grief war travel death drowning funeral commerce sea ship shore disaster wreck religious children family orphan
Oct 14, 1942 - The ferry Caribou was torpedoed by a German submarine going from North Sydney Nova Scotia to Port aux Basques, Newfoundland; 137 lives lost. (per Guigne, Northern Shipwrecks Database)
FOUND IN: Canada(Newf)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Guigne, pp. 244-246, "The Loss of the Caribou" (1 text, 1 tune)
Ernest Poole, "The Caribou" (on MUNFLA/Leach)
NOTES: Channel is a town once separate from the town of Port-aux-Basques, at the southwest corner of Newfoundland. - BS
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