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About curiouslakescurator

Sailed professionally for thirteen years then went ashore to become a marine museum curator.

Kingston, Ontario Shipbuilding – The Barque Garden Island

  .   . The Calvin Collection is located in the archives of the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes (MMGLK) and at the Queen’s University Archives. both in Kingston, Ontario. Hard to find but well worth the search is … Continue reading

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The Clipper Ship Cutty Sark

In mid-October of 2012 I boarded my favourite London bus at Russell Square – the 188; a kind of Harry Potter experience if you travel on the upper deck. It takes you across the Thames River, passes by the South … Continue reading

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John Kinnear d’Esterre 1925 – 2012

John was a practical philosopher. He believed with a passion that “things get done by doing”. There are many precepts a person can follow but this is one of the best. He was a ‘can do’ the ‘glass is half … Continue reading

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C&C Yachts Reunion and Conference: “Design, Production, Performance and Legacy”

Where: Royal Hamilton Yacht Club, Hamilton ON When: Saturday, April 14th & Sunday, April 15th The Marine Museum of the Great Lakes at Kingston is organizing a C&C Yachts Reunion and Conference at the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club. The two day event … Continue reading

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Bristol Docks – 2009

  At the sea lock giving entrance to the Bristol floating harbour in England our narrow boat crew witnessed the end of a technological process that started with the great engineer Brunel. The Bristol harbour team were ending their working … Continue reading

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Why a Blog?

What to expect? I remain curious about all aspects of maritime history. My experience is mostly on the Great Lakes but with time served aboard sailing vessels on the eastern seaboard of Canada and United States, the West Indies, and … Continue reading

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