|John Henry JournalistAuthor
John Henry is a journalist and author based in New York City who has reported on business for the Associated Press, Newsday and The (New York) Daily News. He now freelances and his articles on travel and transportation have appeared in major newspapers in the United States and Canada. He also has been published in the quarterly journals of the Steamship Historical Society of America and Great Lakes Historical Society.
He is the author of Great White Fleet: Celebrating Canada Steamship Lines Passenger Ships, the first book devoted exclusively to the vast fleet of passenger steamers once operated on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River by Canada Steamship Lines of Montreal. This handsome and abundantly illustrated hardcover book traces the rich history of these steamers from the creation of CSL in 1913, when it inherited more than 50 passenger vessels from its predecessor companies, until the last ships were retired in 1965. For those who once sailed with the Great White Fleet and for those who wish they had, this book offers a window into a wonderful lost way of life.
John Henry, a native of Buffalo, N.Y., is an alumnus of Trinity College, Hartford, Conn., and holds master’s degrees from Columbia University’s business and journalism schools. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, Sally, memorabilia from Canada Steamship Lines always close at hand.
Great White Fleet now available
Great White Fleet: Celebrating Canada Steamship Lines Passenger Ships is available at the following bookstores
In Montreal, Paragraphe bookstore.
In Toronto, Nautical Mind bookstore.
In Kingston, Ont., Marine Museum of the Great Lakes and Novel Idea bookstores.
In Buffalo, N.Y., The Lower Lakes Marine Historical Society Museum.
In Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., The Old Niagara Bookshop,
Niagara Historical Society.
In St. Catherines, Ont., Welland Canals Centre, Lock 3.
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