The Annual Dinner Meeting will be held on May 7th at the Ship Inn. The 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. Our 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. We can look forward to a very interesting address.
Cost of the dinner will be $8.50 and as usual guests will be welcome. But space is limited and those wishing to attend should reserve immediately by writing to our Treasurer, Mr. James M. Kidd, 83 Humberview Road, Toronto, Ontario, M6S 1W9. Please include payment in Canadian Funds. or the equivalent, for each person in your party. Write soon, because there will be no tickets at the door. Deadline for reservations is April 30th.
The March meeting proved to be one of the highlights of our winter season, as Alan Howard spoke to us on his personal reminiscences of Toronto Harbour. His recollections of the vessels that made Toronto famous and of the men that sailed them were fascinating, and provided a unique personal insight into the history of our waterfront.
In the New Member Department, a hearty welcome goes out to Kevin C. Griffin of Montreal, to E.H. Johnstone of Thunder Bay, to Leonard J. Barr II of Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, and to Kenneth H. Lowes of Midland, Ontario.
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