Wreck of the SS Ethie


On December 11, 1919, the Canadian steamship Ethie ran into a violent blizzard off the Newfoundland coast. After fighting to save his ship all night, the captain intentionally ran it aground at Martin’s Point, near present-day Gros Morne National Park.

All 92 people aboard were saved, in part by a tough little Newfoundland dog. He retrieved a rope thrown out into the waters from the boat, enabling people on shore to fashion a breeches buoy. Among the rescued was an infant in a mailbag.

The wreckage of this boat can still be seen today, scattered over thousands of yards of shoreline. This is a fantastical interpretation of the shipwreck, as I’ve compressed elements for compositional purposes.


Wreck of the SS Ethie, oil on canvas, 18X24, is in a simple, rustic black wood frame, befitting its maritime history.


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