HMCS NAPANEE almost complete, is undergoing sea trials at Kingston Shipbuilding yards in Kingston, Ontario in March 1941. Roger Litwiller Collection, courtesy of Hank Winsor. (RTL-HW005) This photo has been used by Roger Litwiller in his book, Warships Of The Bay Of Quinte, published by Dundurn Publishing in 2011.
Yesterday there was a tragedy on the St. Lawrence River at Cornwall, Ontario. While towing a large barge to the north span of the international bridge a tug boat and a landing craft capsized and sank in the river. Fortunately there was no loss of life and only the skipper of the landing craft received […]
Warships Of The Bay Of Quinte Dundurn Press April 2011 This is the story of six of Canadas Warships HMCS NAPANEE, HMCS BELLEVILLE, HMCS HALLOWELL, HMCS TRENTONIAN, HMCS QUINTE (I), and the HMCS QUINTE (II). These histories give a unique account of the small ships that have been the backbone of the Canadian Navy during […]
I have found some incredible photos of a shipbuilding industry that relied heavily on the Canadian Pacific Railway for its operations. The advantage to us layout builders is this shipbuilding industry could fit on almost any size layout. At the start of WWII a prominent and well known boat builder, Herb Ditchburn, moved to Trenton, […]
On 20 November 2012, Roger was invited to be the guest speaker at the Hastings County Historical Society. Over 100 members and guests attended Roger’s talk on his book Warships of the Bay of Quinte and a presentation on his next book White Ensign Flying. Roger also discussed the importance of passing our history on to […]
A Canadian Soldier, dressed in scarlet stands vigilant during the dedication of the Afghanistan Memorial in Trenton, Ontario. His refection is eerily cast on the polished granite. The stone is dedicated to the Canadians who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in Afghanistan. As a Paramedic in Trenton, Roger organizes the Emergency Medical Services […]
On 24 May 2011, Roger was invited by Mayor Neil Ellis, to address the council of the City of Belleville at the regular council meeting. At that time Roger turned over to the City’s Archive his research that has been collected to write the chapter on HMCS BELLEVILLE in his book Warships of the Bay […]