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Prince George
By Tom Meikle


February 11, 2012
Saturday AM

I recall clearly seeing the hulk of the poor Prince George under tow as the Adelaide made her way up to Prince Rupert; we were likely in narrow Grenville Channel, since we passed fairly close. One of my shipmates (name long gone) had been on the George during the burning, and was horrified to see his old ship in such horrible shape. He was badly upset, to say the least.

Which of '47 or '48 my viewing was I can't recall, but it has to one or the other, since those were my only seasons on the Rupert run.

Tom Meikle
Vancouver, Canada

About: "Now 85 and long retired from a life-time as a college English teacher, I was a steward on the CPR's Princess Adelaide during the summers of '47 and '48, and saw the George under tow to Seattle."

Received February 10, 2012 - Published February 11, 2012

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