History falling to pieces in Harbour Grace

Melissa Jenkins
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One of the most iconic pieces of history in Conception Bay North is crumbling away.

This photo of the S.S. Kyle was taken April 15, showing the collapse that happened only hours before.

A portion of the S.S. Kyle, the last member of the Newfoundland Alphabet Fleet, has collapsed, and the damage was noticed by many this morning (April 15).

This photo was taken this morning. The white structure that sits in front of the smoke stack has fallen in on itself.

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  • Maria
    April 16, 2014 - 13:07

    Move her to st johns. Then she will be recognized!!!!!

  • Matt Galway
    April 16, 2014 - 12:12

    The Chart Room collapsed earlier than April 14th. I took a photo of it on March 28th, 2014. - Matt G.

  • gord
    April 15, 2014 - 21:28

    Steel sitting in and around salt water can't last forever. It takes big bucks to maintain this stuff.

  • Sylvia J. Wilson
    April 15, 2014 - 20:19

    After years of neglect she's actually held up quite well. Just imagine the tourist draw she'd be with the right promotion!