They continued westward, and by the time they were just off Green Island near Green Island Cove, it was blowing around 50 knots and the boat was icing up very fast.
With about six inches of ice on the deck and waves almost rolling in over the rails, they made their way to the wharf at Green Island Cove.
Quintin Coates, along with others, were directing the vessel towards the harbour to avoid the shoals and low water areas.
Just as they turned around the head of the wharf, the shaft became disconnected from the blades.
Brake said "Someone or something was looking out for us, for sure."
On Monday, Jan.9, around noon, the crew was waiting for nice weather to continue on to Trout River.
All the crew seemed none the worst for wear. As Brake pointed to the calm water in the harbour, he said, "It will be just like that when we leaves here".