Tragedy Strikes Mary’s Harbour, Labrador
Two Fishermen Not Heard From Since September 17
The small, tight-knit Southern Labrador community of Mary’s Harbour is still reeling since two of its young commercial fishermen went missing on September 17.
The fishermen, Marc Russell and Joey Jenkins, were due to arrive in their 28-foot vessel, the Island Lady, at Mary’s Harbour around 5 p.m. on Friday the 17th. However, when they did not show, local fishing crews began the search that evening. The Joint Rescue Coordination ...
Survivor Extreme – Part II
On November 1, 1995, a tug with four men onboard, struck a rock in waters approximately 10 miles south of Nain, Labrador. Within a few minutes, the severely damaged Sea Alert sank. One man, engineer Dave Barnes, managed to get off the ship. His struggle to survive over the next 16 hours is almost incomprehensible. This is the continuation of Survivor Extreme.
When Dave ran from the engine room to the deck, he saw his three shipmates, Eph Skinner, Dave House and the tugboat’s ...
A Man Who Worked Hard for Labrador
Fred Clifford Hall Died July 17, Age 70
Fred Clifford Hall was a man whose friends and colleagues say worked hard to improve life in Labrador communities, particularly those of the Innu and Inuit people.
Hall passed away July 17, 2017, at the Dr. L.A. Miller Centre in St. John’s. He was 70.
Max Short, a special advisor to former federal Fisheries Minister Brian Tobin when he first met Hall, said he was always impressed with Hall’s determination and commitment to helping the Innu and ...
A Nasty Labrador Sea – Part II
Last month we told you about Wade Earle and his fishing partner, Leslie Dumaresque, traveling to their fishing station in a place known as Green Bay, about 18 miles north of their home in Red Bay, Labrador. They left home on Monday morning, June 8, 1987 to spend the week in Green Bay fishing their salmon and lumpfish nets. The weather was fine but a menacing sea near shore in shallow water made things a little uncomfortable on Monday evening, but otherwise things went reasonably well on their ...