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TRIBUTE TO THE SS KYLE

Launched on April 7, in the year 1913, Part of the alphabet fleet  for the Reid  Newfoundland Company,

Strongest and the fastest, many trips from port to port,  soon was known to many as the bull dog of the north

She was a Ferry, an Icebreaker, brought service to Labrador,  Troops and supplies to the main land throughout the second  world war, she was a coastal boat for the railway, north Sydney to Port au Basque,  a sealing ship from Carbonear when she sailed the waters last

In 27 the name the KYLE was heard the world around, the wreckage of Old Glory the lost mono plane she found, in 58 she sold to sheas  steamship company, named the artic eagle used in the seal fishery

She was a Ferry, an Icebreaker,  brought  service to Labrador,  Troops and supplies to the main land throughout the second  world war, she was a coastal boat for the railway, north Sydney to Port au Basque,  a sealing ship from Carbonear when she sailed the waters last

In 61 Guy Earle brought her back to Carbonear,  named her the SS KYLE again, she sailed for 4 more years, during the hunt of 65 she faced the ice and wind, slammed into an iceberg they thought it was the end

She was a Ferry, an Icebreaker,  brought service to Labrador,  Troops and supplies to the main land throughout the second  world war, she was a coastal boat for the railway, north Sydney to Port au Basque,  a sealing ship from Carbonear when she sailed the waters last

They made it back to Carbonear she was moored off Harbour Grace,  in a violent  storm broke her mooring stripped  into her resting place,  Some say the seamen’s ghost, guided her along the way, to the safety of the shore to save her from her grave, her history is colorful, and long rich legacy, preserve her and protect her for all the world to see

She was a Ferry, an Icebreaker,  brought service to Labrador,  Troops and supplies to the main land throughout the second  world war, she was a coastal boat for the railway, north Sydney to Port au Basque,  a sealing ship from Carbonear when she sailed the waters last, WHEN SHE SAILED THE WATERS LAST

©2013 D aNd A (Albert T. Christopher & David Joseph Fitzpatrick