In 1950, the schooner Arthena M., was on its way to the Magdalene Islands, from Pictou, Nova Scotia, laden with coal. In the late evening, the vessel met up with a B.T.U carrying a load of hay which blocked the vision of the helmsman. The two ships collided, creating a hole in the bow of the Athena. One man was lucky enough to jump onto the B.T.U before the ship went under. The other two men attempted to free a dory, but did not free it in time and died.