Canada at War: ONTARIO: The Hamonic Burns

During the night the Great Lakes pleasure ship Hamonic moved through Lake St. Clair and up the St. Clair River from Detroit and Windsor. An hour after daybreak she eased into the dock at Point Edward, Ont. Her 247 passengers, most of them Americans, got up drowsily for a picnic ashore. Later, 80-odd more passengers would arrive from Toronto. Then the Canada Steamship Lines' 36-year-old ship would shove off for Duluth, Minn, as she had done many times for many summers.

In the wooden shed alongside, crewmen helped stevedores heave cargo aboard...