The Toronto Marine Historical Society was founded about 50 years ago and is still going strong. Its function is to research and record the history of commercial vessels that plied the Great Lakes and adjacent waters in years past and in the present. The focus is on cargo ships of all kinds, passenger vessels, tugboats, and indeed anything that could float and had a commercial purpose. The highlight of each meeting is an illustrated presentation that deals with an aspect of Great Lakes shipping.
Meetings held: the first Saturday of January, February, March, April, November and December
Time: 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Place: Swansea Town Hall, check the room for the day on arrival
In addition to the meetings, the society publishes The Scanner, an illustrated newsletter, eight times a year. It is widely regarded as the most authoritative publication of its kind that deals with the vessels of the Great Lakes. Our members include Great Lakes officers and crewmen, current and retired, as well as people who were employed in ship-related businesses. And in addition there are members who simply take an interest in vessels of the Great Lakes.
The society always welcomes anyone who has an interest in the Great Lakes. Come along, please, to one of the meetings described above and find out for yourself. There is no obligation on your part, but if you are considering joining the society we can supply full details.
More information: TMHS Website