SS Kyle, Harbour Grace

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SS Kyle is a 220 feet (67 m) steam ship that is aground in the harbour of the Town of Harbour Grace, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. She ran ashore in February 1967. Intended to transport supplies and provide transportation from Carbonear to Labrador, she was also used to transport infantry to Canada during World War II. After her grounding on the shores of Riverhead, Harbour Grace, she has had several owners, from the Earle Brothers Freighting Company, Dominion Metals, and the Government of Newfoundland. Plans to have the vessel moved to the town of Salmon Cove, Newfoundland, and turned into a museum were later aborted due to financial implications.
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  • Recently drove by this area to see this boat thats been ashore since February 1967. We walked around and couldnt see a plaque or anything explaining the story. We found everything online.  more »
  • The SS Kyle was a passenger ship that moved people during the war, as a pseudo-cruise ship and just for general cargo/freighter use as well. One day in 1967, it broke free from its moorings and was...  more »
  • A hunk of metal in the ocean. It is now home to many birds, trees, plants and grasses. Bring a picnic and eat at the gazebo.
  • After many decades this vessel continues to stand the test of time. Makes a nice pit stop to smell the ocean air and take in the view.

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