Our January meeting was an open slide night and we saw a very interesting assortment of members' slides on the chosen subject - passenger vessels. We'll have to repeat this topic in the future as many of our members have other such views that we would like to see.
The Dinner Meeting will be held on Friday, April 4th, in the Ship Inn which is located in the basement of the Marine Museum. Dinner will be served at 7:00 or shortly thereafter and the bar will be open early for those who might enjoy a wee restorative before the meal. The speaker for the evening will be Mr. John O. Greenwood of Cleveland, publisher and shipping company executive, who will show a film on the passage of CLIFFS VICTORY up the Mississippi on her delivery voyage. He will also give an address on the present state of the lake shipping industry and prospects for the future. We hope that many of our out-of-town members will be in attendance.
The cost of the dinner will be $6.75 per person (a reduction from last year) and ladies are more than welcome. Tickets may be obtained from the Treasurer, Mr. James Kidd, 83 Humberview Road, Toronto, Ontario M6S 1W9, and we would ask that remittances be made payable in Canadian Funds or the equivalent. Please Note: We have set a deadline for ticket sales of Friday, March 7th. The capacity of the restaurant is limited and we cannot guarantee dinners to persons whose ticket orders are received after that date.
A special feature of this issue of our newsletter is the Crossword Puzzle which will be found on the last page. This puzzle was prepared by member Bob Ireland of London to whom go our thanks. We probably could have made the clues much more difficult, but we wanted to make this crossword a fun trip through lake history rather than an exercise in frustration. We hope you enjoy working it. The answers will be published next month.
Reproduced for the Web with the permission of the Toronto Marine Historical Society.