Stormy Vessel Passages

Table of Contents

Title Page
The Editor's Notebook
Marine News
Stormy Vessel Passages
More On Rapids Queen
Collision In The Huron Cut
Ship of the Month No. 78 Bayton
Additional Marine News
Table of Illustrations

In the October issue, we reproduced vessel passages for Port Colborne, Detroit and Sault Ste. Marie for two days immediately following the Great Storm of November, 1913. We mentioned that only three of the boats named were still in service on the lakes, namely PRESQUE ISLE (I), HUGH KENNEDY, and WILLIAM G. MATHER (I). Readers who are up on their marine history must have realized that one more of the ships is still active in these waters. Whether they did not recognize her name, or whether they were just too shy to write to us, we do not know, but Capt. John Leonard was the only member who spotted her in the passages and contacted us. We refuse to reveal whether our omission was deliberate or unintentional.

The fourth ship, of course, was TOILER, which was later renamed (b) MAPLEHEATH. For many years, this canaller served the fleet of C.S.L. Retired after the Seaway opening, she was sold to McAllister Towing for whom she now serves as a lightering barge.


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