Thomas E. Appleton

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Ship of the Month No. 90 Rosemount (I)
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Thomas E. Appleton
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It is with deep regret that we report the passing at Kingston, in the early morning hours of January 22, 1980, of Thomas E. Appleton in his 69th year. Although not a member of T.M.H.S., Tom Appleton was a good friend of the Society and had addressed our meetings on two occasions.

A native Scotsman blessed with a superb sense of humour and seemingly inexhaustible good spirits, he was long a marine enthusiast and had served with the Royal Navy and the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve. As official marine historian of the Canadian Coast Guard, he produced his first book, "Usque ad Mare", about that service. His second work, "Ravenscrag", was a history of the Allan Royal Mail Line. At the time of his death, he was working on a manuscript dealing with the history of the Cunard Line. Only the evening previous to his passing, he had delivered an address on the Canadian Coast Guard, one of a series of lectures sponsored by the Kingston Marine Museum.

We extend to his family our deepest sympathy.


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