The Editor's Notebook

Table of Contents

Title Page
The Editor's Notebook
Marine News
More Digging Into Point Anne Quarries
Battleford Southbound
Welland Canal Bridges
Ship of the Month No. 31 Grainmotor
Late Marine News
Table of Illustrations

Ever since its formation in 1968, T.M.H.S. has had but one President, Fred Sankoff, who was the guiding light behind the beginnings of our group. An avid photographer and shipping fan, Fred served for a year as the first Editor of this newsletter and has written for us several articles on salt water vessels. Over the past few months, however, Fred has been troubled by ill health and for this reason he has decided to take up residence in the Vancouver area. We are sorry to see Fred go, but we wish for Fred and his wife Diana all the best in their new surroundings. We will think of them often, watching all the vessels out in English Bay right from their apartment!

We are very sorry to report the illness of friend and fellow member Capt. James Fryer of Toronto. Jim was taken ill a few days after our May meeting and, at the time of this writing, was recuperating in Toronto East General Hospital. He has for many years been skipper of the Toronto Island ferries. We send along from all our members best wishes for a speedy recovery.

We think we have some good articles for you in this issue. Not only do we have a story on the exploits of the canaller GRAINMOTOR on salt water, but we also have, straight from her Master, the account of the southward passage of BATTLEFORD which joined GRAINMOTOR in the Bahamas. Quite a combination.

Our next issue will be the mid-Summer number which will appear, we hope, sometime during the month of August.

In the New Member Department, a hearty welcome goes out to John Marsh of Port Colborne and Michel Vezina of Ste. Rosalie, Quebec.


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