- October 8 is the date scheduled for the opening of tenders for the construction of a new ferry dock at Toronto's Centre Island. The work, to be completed by spring, will provide a dock at Centre for TRILLIUM.
- The Canadian Coast Guard has taken delivery of two new tenders built at Kingston for service in Georgian Bay. COVE ISLE stopped at Toronto on her delivery voyage in early August, while GULL ISLE made a similar stop in late September.
- An unusual visitor to Toronto Harbour was RICHARD J. REISS, which arrived during the evening of September 27 with a cargo of salt. She cleared port the following day after unloading in the ship channel.
- Two unusual visitors in the Welland Canal recently were CONSUMERS POWER, which brought salt to Thorold on September 26, and BUFFALO, which passed downbound the following day with grain for Baie Comeau.
- The Ann Arbor carferry ARTHUR K. ATKINSON, idle since 1973, was recommissioned after rededication ceremonies on August 16 and 17. She and VIKING now hold down the Annie's routes, with CITY OF MILWAUKEE held in reserve.
- The Chessie System seems to have permanently retired its carferry SPARTAN. She is laid up at Ludington, at least partially stripped, and is currently for sale, allegedly as a result of mechanical problems.
- RALPH MISENER suffered a serious engineroom explosion whilst on the lower St. Lawrence on August 20. Her chief engineer was killed in the accident and three other crewmen were severely injured. The ship is still out of service for repairs.
- SOODOC has made extensive travels abroad during the summer. She carried clay from Savannah, Georgia, to the Italian ports of Savona, Civitavecchia and Ancona, and then urea from Odessa, Russia, to Cartagena, Colombia.. She also visited Bonaire and Kingston, Jamaica.
- As we go to press, two more old tinstackers are on the move in scrap tows, GOVERNOR MILLER due at Port Colborne on September 29 in tow of BARBARA ANN and TUG MALCOLM, and D. G. KERR, due in the Welland the same day with TUSKER and GLENADA.
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