The S.S. Ethie was a ship employed in the Newfoundland coastal trade and was driven by both steam and sail. On December 11, 1919, she could no longer fight the raging seas which were whipped to a froth by high winds.
Her 92 passengers and crew feared for their lives as the icy water and rock-lined shore threatened. Fearing the worst, one parent put her baby in a mailbag and sent her adrift hoping by some miracle she would make it to shore.
All 92 were saved, including the baby.
This is what is left of the hull of the doomed ship.
I made these photos with the story of the Ethie in mind and used long exposures to emphasize the stormy seas. While it was pretty windy on the beach that day, I’m sure it was nothing compared to the day she ran aground.