Toronto Marine Historical Society

Established in 1968 to preserve the historical record of Great Lakes ships.

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Annual LuncheonMeeting
Sunday, May 29, 2016 starting at 12 noon with lunch served at the
Boulevard Club
Ontario No.2 entering Port Dalhousie.  Photo by Jim Kidd

The meal consists of soup/salad combo, an entree of either Georgian Bay rainbow trout or chicken breast supreme, with roasted potatoes and seasonal veggies and indivividual tiramisu and berries, with coffee or tea.  A cash (credit card) bar is available.  Ticket price is $45 which includes all taxes, gratuities and parking.  

Send your cheques payable to Toronto Marine Historical Society to William R. Wilson, 173 Glenrose Avenue, Toronto, ON M4T 1K7.  Reservations with your choice of trout or chicken must be received by Tuesday May 24

Hear Ted Rafuse who will present a look at the Ontario No. 1 and Ontario No. 2 which ferried passengers and railcars loaded with coal across Lake Ontario between Charlotte (Rochester) and Cobourg.  It will be a good meal in pleasant surroundings with congenial company followed by a great show! 

S.S. Cayuga entering theEastern Gap, Toronto  from the David Bull collection.   



P.S. Trillium built 1910, restored 1975.





C.C.G.S. Grenville anchored off Main Duck Island, Lake Ontario from the Willis Metcalfe collection.






We are passionate about Great Lakes ships and the role they have played and continue to play in shaping the growth of Canada.

T.M.H.S. produces The Scanner, now in its 46th year.  In its news items and historical articles, The Scanner is widely recognized as the premier publication of its kind. All issues summarize important news happenings about shipping on the lakes and feature an extensive historical account of a Ship of the Month.  

We meet monthly from October to May, generally the first Saturday of the month, for informative and entertaining presentations put on by our members.  Meetings are held  at 2:30 pm at Swansea Town Hall,   95 Lavinia Avenue, Toronto.  The exception is our annual luncheon meeting currently being held in May, at the Boulevard Club.


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