Maritime History of the Great Lakes

Scanner, v. 28, no. 8 (May 1996), p. 14

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Members' Publications - c o n t 'd . 14. present operation. Laid out in a very user-friendly format, the book is par ticularly valuable because it includes excursion vessels, tugs, major barges, etc. It is intended that this become an annual publication. Cost is $24. 95 Canadian or $19. 50 U . S., shipping included. Address William P. Moran, 26 Albert Street, Point Edward, Ontario N7V 1P6. (We wish to thank Bill for donating a copy of his book as a door prize for the Annual Dinner M e e t i n g . ) * * * * * QUERIES W. B. Irwin, 305 - 50 Market Street, Gananoque, Ontario K7G 2 M 3 , would like to hear from any member who might have information on an accident which sent the steam tanker TEXACO BRAVE (I) to Collingwood Shipyards in mid-September, 1945, for repairs to damage in her port side forepeak. * * * We are planning a feature for the Mid-Summer issue concerning the recentlyscrapped tug TRAVELLER, (a) DALHOUSIE ROVER (46), (b) TOWMASTER (49), (c) SHEDIAC (51), built 1941 at Port Dalhousie. She was, unfortunately, best known for her June 29, 1946, sinking in the Welland Canal just above Lock One. We would like to hear from anyone with information about this tug in her early years. Most specifically, we are looking for a photo of her as SHEDIAC. Please contact the Editor if you can assist. Thank you. * * * * * PORT WELLER DRY DOCKS TOUR It had been said of its facilities date is "sometime tus, we won't be address elsewhere that Port Weller Dry Docks would be offering a public tour this summer. It will happen, but so far, all weknow about in July". As this will be during our summer "Scanner" hia able to tell you about it. Please contact Alan Sykes (see in this issue) for details as we get closer to the "date". * * * * * MARINE NEWS - CONTINUED -- The Kinsman Lines Inc. steamer KINSMAN INDEPENDENT (III) apparently sustained a boiler "incident" whilst fitting out at Buffalo this spring, and three workers suffered injury. As yet, no details of the event have become av a i l a b l e . -- ALGORIVER suffered a loss of steering when downbound in the Seaway near Mariatown, below Iroquois Lock, at 11: 30 p. m. on April 23rd, and grounded near Ogden Island. ANGLIAN LADY, which happened to be in the vicinity with the barge McASPHALT 401, assisted, as did the Seaway tug ROBINSON BAY, and ALGORIVER was docked for repairs at the Universal Terminals oil dock on the morning of April 25th. -- Two of the Arnold Transit Company's Mackinac Island catamaran ferries were repowered over the winter by Marinette Marine, receiving Caterpillar diesels. They were STRAITS EXPRESS and ISLAND EXPRESS. The former was only one year old, but her gas turbine engines had proved unsuitable for the run. * * * * * SOCIETY MEMBER HONOURED We are pleased to note that T. M. H . S. Executive Committee member Ronald F. Beaupre, of Port Elgin, Ontario, has been voted "Historian of the Year" by the Marine Historical Society of Detroit. Ron, an avid historical research er, well deserves this honour and is one of a number of T. M. H . S. members who have received this award over the years.

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