The S.S. Kyle

One of the neatest parts of my job is getting to talk to Them Days supporters and subscribers and even people who have newly discovered Them Days. Today I was talking with Libby Earle, daughter of Captain Guy Earle of the SS Kyle. Libby calls up from the States once in awhile to say hi and chat about the Kyle.

Today she was telling me about the last time she was visiting the Kyle (she even got to go on, and people were playing songs and reading poems) and the good time she had remininscing about the boat with others who remembered travelling on it. Passengers used to dance as they waited. Wouldn’t that have been so nice? (People so rarely dance the way they used to.) The way she talked about it made it really come alive. I wish I had been on there! My grandparents met on the boat, so it has a special place in my heart.

The SS Kyle special issue

Anyway, if you are a fan of the Kyle as well, you should listen to the CBC radio show As It Happens with Ramona Dearing at noon Labrador time (12:30 in NF). Libby will be on there, talking about the efforts to preserve the Kyle, as it is such an important part of Newfoundland and Labrador history. You can call in too, if you have something to add!

If you’re interested in keeping up with Libby’s efforts, search for S.S. Kyle on Facebook.


P.S. If you’re interested, you can always buy the special issue we did back in 1984! (It had a second printing a few years ago.)


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