The S.S. Ilex; a 694 ton vessel, left St. John’s harbour on October 27, 1948. It was bound for Jamaica with a shipment of salt fish. That evening, an approaching storm forced the ship to seek refuge in Fermeuse harbour. Later that night, after being secured to the docks a fire broke out in the engine room and she sank. After smoldering for several days, the crew collected what they could and she’s been left to this day along the shore.