The Dinner Meeting will be held on May 7th at the Ship Inn, the basement restaurant at the Museum. Dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m. or shortly thereafter and the bar will be open early for those who might care for a pre-dinner restorative. The speaker for the evening will be Mr. Thomas E. Appleton who will present a program entitled "The Allan Line - by Sail and Steam to Canada". Mr. Appleton is the author of several books including Ravenscrag, a history of the Allan Line.
The cost of the dinner will be $8.50 and those wishing tickets should write as soon as possible to our Treasurer, Mr. James M. Kidd, 83 Humberview Road, Toronto, Ontario, M6S 1W9. Space in the Ship Inn is limited so we would recommend that you write soon to reserve space, enclosing payment in Canadian Funds.
Our February meeting was a very successful evening of slides featuring lake ships built prior to 1930 which are still in service. We even saw a selection of rather elderly "salties". We were very pleased to have in attendance a number of our out-of-town members.
In our New Member Department, a hearty welcome goes out to Capt. Frank Dishaw of Ingleside, Ontario, to Christopher Wilson of Port Colborne, to Michael S. Delaney of Detroit, to Rudi Rabe of Amherstburg, to Earl E. Belcher of Waubaushene, to Leo M. Alcock of Saginaw, to Albert Schelling of Thunder Bay, and to D. Gordon Champion of Toronto. Mr. Champion is the gentleman who was in charge of the rebuilding of the ferry TRILLIUM.
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