The mv Akademik Loffe was on a trip up the coast of Labrador and on to Iqaluit. She had stopped in Hopedale and then at the base camp in the Torngats park.
It was then discovered that the ice in Davis Straight would prevent them form getting to Iqaluit to offload the passengers. She turned around and was heading for Goose Bay to off load.
A hurried stop over to Nain was organized by some Nunatsiavut Government folk. Not the best time for an unexpected visit to Nain, a Saturday afternoon on an unusually warm day with half the town gone off in boat. . I guess the NG people did the best they could under the circumstances.
What a sad and familiar story this is. Very similar to the famed Gondwanaland artist Albert Namatjira.