At the annual dinner meeting of the Marine Historical Society of Detroit, held at the Wyandotte Yacht Club on Saturday, March 10th, 1973, one of our members who assisted in the formation of the Toronto Marine Historical Society was honoured by our Detroit confreres with the distinguished award "Marine Historian of the Year."
This award to John H. Bascom is in recognition of the tremendous contribution he has made to the advancement of research in all aspects of Great Lakes ships and shipping.
In my forty-three years of interest in our Great Lakes ships, John is one of four men I have known whose enthusiasm is exceeded only by his desire to achieve accuracy as evidenced by his work on the Fleet Lists published in the SCANNER. I am sure that you will join me in offering sincere congratulations!
21st March 1973 - James M. Kidd
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