Category Archives: People

Those I have met or would like to meet.

Francis MacLachlan Part 3

The quote that follows is by Francis MacLachlan as an unedited note to go with the little schooner. A have been working with him over the the last year annotating photographs, curatorial style. He is now over 90, brimming with … Continue reading

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Kingston Dry Dock Restored


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Thomas Bingley Fuller Benson Part 1

Thomas Bingley Fuller Benson Thomas Bingley Fuller Benson. 1876 to 1941. The bare facts are there, in an obit and certainly in the Benson Collection at the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes. In the collection there is a letterbook, … Continue reading

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Part 1 – Francis MacLachlan: Student and Shipyard Days

I first met Francis MacLachlan in 1958 when he invited me to join the brigantine St. Lawrence 11 for a run from Toronto to Port Hope Ontario. I was a witness, so to speak, of an approach to leadership training … 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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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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