Ceremony marks anniversary of Caribou tragedy
A ceremony held this past weekend aboard the Marine Atlantic ferry Atlantic Vision marked the 70th anniversary of the sinking of the Caribou.
A German submarine torpedoed and sank the passenger ferry as it steamed from North Sydney, N.S. to Port aux Basques.
One-hundred-and-thirty-six men, women, and children died in the most devastating attack in Canadian waters in the Second World War.
Wreaths were cast upon the stormy waters on Sunday, at the very spot where the Caribou went down in 1942.
The ashes of two veterans were also laid to rest at sea, including those of Eric Andrews.
Andrews's son Charlie said the Caribou was the seventh ship torpedoed out from under his father that he managed to survive. He said his father told his family that the dying screams of women and children made it the worst of the attacks.