Depiction of legendary Harvey Family Rescue at Sea in 1828. In 1828, the Harvey family, with the aid of their Newfoundland dog, "Hairyman", rescued 163 people from the sinking brig "Despatch", shipwrecked on the rocks off Isle Aux Morts. They made another daring rescue in 1838, saving 25 crew members from the Glasgow ship, the "Rankin".
The Marine Atlantic Vessel, Sir Robert Bond, was built in 1975. The 10,500 ton ship was designed as a rail-car ferry. When the ferry, the William Carson was lost, the Bond replaced it on the seasonal Lewisporte to Goose Bay run, carrying passengers and freight! Capacity of 235 passengers, 30 vehicles, 15 trucks and trailers.