Sheridan C.

Trinity, Newfoundland and Labrador

Vista Regional Heritage Fair

Lost in the Mouth of the Horn

My project is about the 2-mast wooden schooner The Marion Rogers which crashed into the rocks right under the lighthouse in Trinity in November, 1938. There were no survivors. The cause of the crash is still fully unknown.




What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

I learned that the suitcase belonging to the captain, William Hogarth washed up under his own stage in Trinity East. The suitcase belonging to Edward McGrath, a passenger, washed up on the beach in Trinity where he was from and his loved ones found it. I thought that was rather interesting.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

An important lesson that I have learned is that we all have a responsibilty for one another and we should take that responsibilty very seriously.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

My life today is much easier than those in my project. We are better equipped with technology, especially in the event of emergencies. Our access to goods is far more advanced and more convenient then years ago.