SS Caribou anniversary

Here and Now

This archival piece by Reg Sherren looks at the sinking of the SS Caribou 70 years ago. It was the largest marine disaster in Canadian waters during World War Two. In 1942, the famed SS Caribou was the passenger ferry operating between Port Aux Basques and North Sydney. It was supposed to be for civilians only. But a decision was made to also use the Caribou for troops, a decision that proved deadly.

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