Dispatches

Visting the S.S. Ethie

Ships telling old stories

Toay we visited the shipwreck S.S. Ethie, a coastal trade ship driven both by steam and sail. She ran aground during a horrible storm in 1919. All 92 passengers were saved, including a baby sent ashore in a mailbag! Not much remains of the ship today, but we did bump into a gentleman who told us that he used to play in the hull of the ship when he was a child.

Sept. 10, 2012, 12:14 p.m.