Monument Unveiling Photo Gallery

        On Tuesday, February 7th, 2017 an Ecumenical Service will be held at St. Patrick’s Church in Burin to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the loss of the Mina Swim and it’s crewmen. The service will begin at 3:00PM.

        The Mina Swim Memorial Committee would like to thank the CAW-FFAW for thier help in erecting the Memorial Monument as well as publishing an article in the Union Forum - Fall 2013.

        This website is dedicated to the memory of the men of Burin who lost their lives in the tragic disappearance of the 10 dory banking schooner, Mina Swim, on February 7, 1917. A full crew for this vessel would have consisted of 2 men per dory, the Captain, cook, and kedge totalling 23 men. Some newspaper reports gave a crew of 21. Through research, we have found a newspaper clipping with the names of all 21 crew members listed, which can be found in the Facts & Info section.
        This is an ongoing project with the hope that anyone with information, photos, documents, or passed down stories would contact us and share their findings with the descendant's families of those men who were lost, but through this effort, not forgotten. We hope you enjoy this site and it brings back renewed interest in our heritage. Thank you.

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