“Rescued by Gallant Fishermen…” (Heritage Notes No. 3) by Jean Kyte

This Louisbourg Heritage Notes, was written by Jean Kyte and edited by William O’Shea. It was published by the Louisbourg Heritage Society in January 1993.

“I couldn’t believe we were 25 or 30 minutes”, was the comment Ed Levy afterwards, in describing the rescue of the crew of the United States sub chaser SC-709 which went aground on a bar in Louisbourg Harbour in a blizzard in wartime January 1943…

Download the entire Heritage Notes here (for free):

“Rescued by Gallant Fishermen…” (Heritage Notes No. 3) by Jean Kyte — edited by William A. O’Shea

— Note — William A. O’Shea was the editor of this article.

The writer:

William A. O’Shea was a researcher, historian, and manager for Parks Canada / Heritage Canada. His professional life was dedicated to learning more about and teaching Canada about the history of our country. One of his personal passions has always been to learn more about local histories and share them with the broader community. He was a founding member of the Louisbourg Heritage Society, Deputy Mayor of the Town of Louisbourg (Nova Scotia) and wrote many books and articles about the town of Louisbourg and the surrounding area. He called Louisbourg home for more than 30 years. Until his passing on October 14th, 2019, he resided in Cornwall, Ontario near his home town of Long Sault, Ontario. 

Willam A. O’Shea (Bill O’Shea) – historian, writer, researcher.

This site is maintained by Kevin O’Shea (son of Bill O’Shea).

Contact Kevin (email): makingbetterteachers@gmail.com

Twitter: @madformaple

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