Our One-hundredth Ship of the Month Again

Table of Contents

Title Page
The Editor's Notebook
Marine News
Lucile/Pickup Revisited
Another Volume of the "Namesakes" Series
Ship of the Month No. 102 BAYANNA
Our One-hundredth Ship of the Month Again
The Stranding of the Saskatoon
Additional Marine News
Table of Illustrations

Back in March, we featured the famous old laker QUEDOC (I), which operated on salt water during the First War while still sailing under her original name MARISKA. We mentioned that her ocean service was relatively uneventful but that she was involved in a collision on December 27, 1919, with GERALDINE WOLVIN in the harbour of Nantes, France. We professed total ignorance as to what GERALDINE WOLVIN might have been, but wondered whether she had any connection with the famous Roy M. and Augustus B. Wolvin of the lakes.

We still do not know whether there was any relationship between the ship and the Wolvins but, thanks to Rene Beauchamp of Montreal, we know something of the boat herself. Rene consulted a 1921-22 Lloyds Register and confirms that it lists GERALDINE WOLVIN twice, once as a steamer and once as a sailing vessel. The reason for this oddity is that she was a wooden-hulled auxiliary five-masted schooner with twin screws. She was built in 1917 by Wallace Shipyards Ltd. of Vancouver and was owned by the Canada West Coast Navigation Company Ltd.

We know nothing more about GERALDINE WOLVIN or her eventual disposition. We presume, however, that she did survive her brush with MARISKA at Nantes.


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