About the Authors

About the Authors

Roger Tottman lives in St. Catharines, Ontario. He has written widely about such diverse subjects as First Nations problems, Beer and the Great Lakes. In 1997 he published THE TRAVELLER'S GUIDE TO GREAT BEER, a guide to craft breweries in Ontario. His latest work on the Great Lakes is "Death on Manitoulin" in April 1998 edition of Lakeland Boating. The story of the mysterious death of Daniel Dodge, heir to the automobile fortune in 1938. Roger has three grown up children and a grandson Lucas.

Wayne Farrar lives in Niagara Falls, Ontario and has been a professional photographer for 35 years. About 20 years ago he was asked by Misener Shipping to take some pictures of their ships. Since then he has work for ULS, ALGOMA and CSL photographing many of their vessels from the air.

Early in the spring this year Roger and Wayne discussed the possibility of doing a book on the conversion of the CANADIAN EXPLORER and the HAMILTON TRANSFER, a unique conversion as this is the first time a Bulker and a Self-unloader have been joined to make a new ship. What you see here is part of the material being collected fot this book. New material will be posted each week until the CANADIAN TRANSFER sails on it first voyage.

Contact: Roger Tottman
905 684-8646 Voice
905 684-3292 Fax
e-mail rtottman@becon.org