Captain Ernest H. Ridd

Table of Contents

Title Page
The Editor's Notebook
Marine News
The Upper Canada Railway Society
Echoes of "Steelton Gap"
A Word of Thanks to our Members
Captain Ernest H. Ridd
A Question of Latitude
Ship of the Month No. 104 Mapleheath
Offerings From Freshwater Press
Additional Marine News
Table of Illustrations

It is with great regret that we report the passing, on September 22, 1981, at Midland, Ontario, after a lengthy illness, of Captain Ernest H. Ridd, a member of this Society.

Capt. Ridd spent many years in the employ of the Great Lakes service of the Canadian Pacific Railway, and was best known for the years he served as master of KEEWATIN and, subsequently, as master of ASSINIBOIA and commodore of the C.P.R. fleet. An extremely friendly gentleman, he never failed to make passengers feel welcome on board his steamer.

We are certain that the many members and friends of the Toronto Marine Historical Society who knew Ernie Ridd will share the deep sense of loss that we feel with his passing.


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