Maritime History of the Great Lakes

Scanner, v. 22, no. 3 (December 1989), p. 13

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13. Dragon - cont'd. was transferred into a new dredge, JACK RUSSELL, 90.5 x 32.0 x 9.9, which was built at Toronto that same year to replace her. Despite this, DRAGON ROUGE continued to be shown in the Canadian "List of Shipping" until 1956. R.C.L. TUG NO. 4 continued huffing and puffing her way around the lower lakes until she was scrapped at Toronto in 1958, along with another old Russell tug, the T. J. SCOTT. (Ye Ed. salvaged a small piece of pilot house windowframe from the latter as a souvenir'.) We were not aware of the hulls of the old ERL KING and DRAGON ROUGE having been put to rest in the lake off the Toronto Island Airport, but we have no doubt that their worn-out remains might have been disposed of in such a "traditional manner". * * * * * TYPO ANYONE? Every so often, Ye E d o manages to get his fingers on the wrong typewriter keys as he is preparing "Scanner", or lets his mind wander during the in conceivably exciting (!) job of preparing the final copy for the printer. Such errors are hard for us to catch, and the Editor can spot only the worst of them because, as anyone who has ever tried to proofread his/her own writing knows, we see on the page what we think we have written as op posed to what we really did write. Did anyone catch the typo on the backside of the November photopage? In the caption of the photo of the ALTADOC wreck, we mentioned that it was taken after her "December 10, 1927" stranding. Of course, the grounding of the steamer actually took place on December 8th. Two other typographical errors crept into the November issue, both in the feature on the Toronto Island ferryboat SAM McBRIDE. For the corrections, please see our follow-up on the McBRIDE which appears in this issue. * * * * * MARINE CALENDARS Each year, we receive requests from members who are seeking marine calen dars. It has been suggested that T.M.H.S. might produce one, but this So ciety has made it a point to avoid going into the "business" of selling anything'. Two excellent ship calendars are available for 1990 , and we felt that we should mention them here. An excellent colour photo calendar featuring the camerawork of Eric Hirsimaki has been published for the Marine Historical Society of Detroit. It is sent free of charge to all members of that Society, but others may pur chase it for $8.95 (U.S.) by addressing the group's publications manager, Mr. James Jackson, 3546 Polk, Dearborn, Michigan 48124, U.S.A. Another colour calendar, "Lakeboats 1990", has been produced by Freshwater Press, featuring the work of several photographers. For details, contact Freshwater Press Inc., 1700 East 13th Street, Suite 3E-E, Cleveland, Ohio 44114, U.S.A., or phone (2 1 6 ) 241-0373. * * * * * LAY-UP LISTINGS Once again this year, we will feature in the pages of "Scanner" the list ings of vessels laid up at the various lake and river ports. In recent years, our publication has contained the most complete and accurate lay up lists found anywhere, and we intend to continue this historically im portant feature which encourages the participation of our members. So once all of the lay-ups are tucked away for the winter in your local port, please go and take a look, list the ships accurately (please do not guess at their identity) and drop us a note so that we may include this in formation in the February issue.

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