By Tom Parisi
The last goal he ever scored won the Toronto Maple Leafs the cup, and they didn’t win the cup until 1962, the year he was discovered.
The famous lyrics from the Tragically Hip song, “50 mission cap” immortalized the Bill Barilko story, and so has the Timmins Museum and National Exhibition Centre.
The crew responsible for bringing home the wreck, has donated parts to the museum to be viewed by the public.
Curator Karen Bachman said, they can finally tell the whole story of Barilko and Dr. Henry Hudson’s final journey.
“We’re really pleased they decided to donate the pieces of the plane and with any luck we can better explain to locals and anyone else of their tragic disapearance.”
“I think this story has fallen into the mythology of Canada, and many small towns, like ours help contribute to that.”
The pieces of the plane and a memorial can be seen at the Timmins Museum and National Exhibition Centre seven days a week.