Monday, August 06, 2007
Ship Wreck at Fredrickton
I have finally identified this derelict ship beached near the old wharf in Fredrickton, Newfoundland.
On January 9,1960, the Ahern Trader ran aground during a winter storm after off loading a load of hay for a local business in Gander Bay. After leaving the Wharf in Fredrickton ,the captain in spite of dropping the anchor was unable to keep the ship off the rocks. The crew were able to abandon ship with the help of local fishermen and further attempts to free the ship were unsuccessful.