Edwin Wilson

Table of Contents

Title Page
The Editor's Notebook
Marine News
Edwin Wilson
Early Scrap Tows in the Welland Canal
How Henry Ford Blocked Traffic in the Old Canals
Ship of the Month No. 69 The Five Swan Hunter Patersons of 1927
Willis Metcalfe
Additional Marine News
Table of Illustrations


It is with sincere regret that we report the death at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Sunday, October 9th, 1977, of Edwin Wilson, an avid lake ship photographer and a long-time member of the Toronto Marine Historical Society .

Ed Wilson had long been interested not only in boats but also in steam and electric railways. In fact, from 1917 to 1927, he was a motorman on Milwaukee streetcars, subsequently serving in the same capacity on interurban cars and electric locomotives. Ed took a great many photos, some of them extremely rare, of lake ships from the 1920's onwards and on several occasions his photographs have appeared in these pages. At his own request, the collection will pass to the Milwaukee Public Library's historical section.

Not only an enthusiastic observer of the shipping scene but also a valued personal friend to your Editor and many other T.M.H.S. members, Ed will be greatly missed. We extend our deepest sympathy to his wife Evelyn and to her brother and sister-in-law, Francis and Kathryn Williams. We are fortunate indeed to have known Edwin Wilson and wish that there had been more like him.



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