Sunday marked the 65th Anniversary of the sinking of the SS Caribou ferry that travelled between Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and North Sydney, Nova Scotia. At about 3:30AM October 14, 1942, the SS Caribou was torpedoed by the U-69 (German submarine) in heavy seas and high winds. There were 103 survivors (two died later) and of the 238 passengers (the numbers seem to differ according to different sources). The ferry was just 20 miles from her destination of Port aux Basques and safety.
Today's Newfoundland ferry Caribou is named after the original SS Caribou.