Memorial for Harvesters Unveiled in St. John’s Neighbourhood
Seven years after the sinking of the Pop’s Pride, which claimed the lives of four fish harvesters, a monument has been erected in their honour close to the place they called home.
On the morning of September 6, 2016, Eugene Walsh, his son Keith Walsh, his grandson Keith Walsh Jr. and their family friend Billy Humby, departed the harbour in St. John’s, N.L. to haul in gillnets previously set 0.65 nautical miles off of Cape Spear aboard the 22-foot open boat Pop’s Pride.
That day, ...
Pop’s Pride – Part III
On September 6, 2016, the 22-foot fishing boat Pop’s
Pride left port in St. John’s Newfoundland between 6:30 a.m. and 7 a.m.
with four fishermen onboard. Three of the men were from a single family. The
fourth was a family friend. All were from Shea Heights, a tight-knit community
within the city limits of St. John’s. As the men hauled their nets that
morning, winds increased to approximately 30-32 knots (56-60 kilometres per
hour) along with seas of two metres (six feet). It appears the ...