Maritime History of the Great Lakes

Scanner, v. 34, no. 1 (October 2001), p. 13

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13. CAPTAIN HARRY MOORE As we were preparing our feature on the steamer FORT HENRY, we learned that longtime T. M. H. S. member Capt. Harry Moore, of Cardinal, Ontario, was seriously ill. It was Capt. Moore who had supplied much of our information concerning the early operations of FORT HENRY. Unfortunate­ ly, Harry Ian Godfrey Moore, age 69, passed away peacefully on August 1, 2001, at the Winchester and District Hospital. He did not live long enough to see our feature in print, but his daughter, Kim, had read to him a draft of the feature while he was in hospital, and it appears to have been of comfort to him. Harry Moore was born at Brockville on May 11, 1932, and was raised and educated at Cardinal, where he resided for his entire life. At age 16, he went sailing, and a partial list of the vessels in which he served includes COLLIER (1949), GLENELG (1950-1951), COALHAVEN (1952), MIDLAND PRINCE (1953), CITY OF KINGSTON (1954-1955), FORT HENRY (1955-1956), VALLEY CAMP (1957-1961), SUMATRA/DOLOMITE (1961-1962), tug JEAN T. (1970-1978) and tug DANIEL McALLISTER (1978-1987). Capt. Moore is survived by his wife Marlene, by a son and three daugh­ ters, by six grandchildren and by five great-grandchildren. The funeral was held on August 4th at the Presbyterian Church of St. Andrew at Car­ dinal, and interment was at the Mainsville Cemetery in Mainsville. Harry Moore carried T. M. H. S. membership number 515 and maintained his interest in ships until his passing. Without his assistance, the FORT HENRY feature would not likely have been written. We only wish that he had been able to see the final version of the feature in print. * * * Ed. Note: For their help in preparing the above, we extend thanks to Kim Moore, to whom go our particular condolences, and to Ron Beaupre. Of assis­ tance was the obituary which appeared in "The Chieftain", Iroquois. * * * * * NICK DOMY We regret to report the passing on May 17, 2001, of Nick Domy, of Thunder Bay, after a courageous battle with cancer. Nick had sailed the lakes during the late 1940s and early 1950s, and was a longtime member of the Toronto Marine Historical Society, carrying membership number 404. We express our condolences to the family, and especially to his son, Gary, who is carrying on for his father by becoming a member of T. M. H. S. in his own right. * * * * * MEMBERSHIP FEES We mentioned on the front cover that membership fees are now due and payable and perhaps you already sent us your renewal on the form enclosed with the Mid-Summer issue. But maybe you didn't. So this is just a little reminder. Renew now, or no "Scanner" for you! And why not enroll a friend as a new member at the same time? That person who reads your copy when you are done with it should pay for his own! * * * * *

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