The MTSSO  has been visiting ships in the Port of Hamilton in December, 2019.  Gifts for mariners who will be at sea and working over the Christmas season, were brought to ships both domestic and foreign.  

Crews of visited ships receive gifts from the Mission to Seafarers Southern Ontario (through the assistance of  and with great thanks to our "Secret Santa" and the Canadian Board of Marine Underwriters)

A NOTE OF THANKS:  to all the wonderful “knitters” who spend the entire year putting their knitting needles to work making scarves, hats and gloves for the seafarers - and made us over 500 articles in total.  

Special thanks to our staff and many volunteers who are the keys to keeping our Mission stations open throughout the Great Lakes Shipping Season: without your selfless devotion, time, talent and treasure our stations would not be open at all.

Wishing all seafarers, their families, and our wonderful sponsors and supporters the Merriest of Christmases, the Happiest of Holidays and a safe, successful and healthy New Year.  

Visited Ships pictured here include:

MV "Patalya" 

MV “Wicky Spirit” - heading to France so missing their families this Christmas

MV "Algoma Harvester"

MV "Eemsborg"