The Editor's Notebook

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The Editor's Notebook
Marine News
Ship of the Month No. 45
The Oakes Fleets
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The December meeting was a thoroughly enjoyable movie night. We were treated to four films obtained through the efforts of our dauntless program chairman Gordon Turner. The most interesting, in our opinion, was a colour production showing the construction of the wooden goelette JEAN RICHARD, one of the last vessels of her type (see Marine News section). We also saw an excellent, but all too short, film dealing with the problems of the old canallers caught in the ice jam in the Lachine Canal in December 1958, the last year of the old canal system.. "Atlantic Rescue" was a good short look at the task facing tugs such as FOUNDATION VIGILANT (why couldn't the film have been made a few years earlier so that FOUNDATION FRANKLIN could have been the star?) while "Yankee Clipper" gave us our pre-Christmas jollies in the form of this aging (in more ways than one) silent film about the tea clipper races.

Members are reminded that they should set aside Friday, April 4th, for our Dinner Meeting which will feature as speaker Mr. John 0. Greenwood. We will have full details for you next month.

Most other publications at this time of the year express a few hopes or wishes for the world in the coming year. For 1975, we wish our readers health, happiness and successful ship-chasing. For the lake shipping business, we wish a year of plentiful cargoes and no labour disputes, together with none of the tragic accidents that marred 1974.

In the New Member Department, a hearty welcome goes out to Neil J. Bauman of Sandusky, Ohio, to James R.Hoffman of Toledo, to Capt. Robert A. Sinclair of Lakewood, Ohio, to Robert L. Campbell of Toronto, to Gerard P. Hoffman of Toledo, to Steven Hogler of Green Bay, Wisconsin, and to Ivan S. Brookes of Hamilton.


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