The "Cyclone", a hydraulic dredge that was operated by the Toronto Harbour Commissioners in the early part of the 20th century, was a major force in the extensive lake filling that shaped Toronto's Central Waterfront, Toronto Island and its airport, Port Lands, and Bathurst Quay. Much of what constitutes today's waterfront was built over a relatively short time by this dredge (at the time the world's largest) and others in the Harbour Commission's fleet.
About Ron Jenkins
Ron is a long-time member of the National Yacht Club. His father, Alf (past Purser Shellbacks, Class A Dinghy Sailor and was an active keel boat owner) and his grandfather, Herb (long time treasurer of NYC and an active keel boat sailor) carries the Jenkins’ name well back in NYC history. Herb had a wonderful style to deal with all kinds of difficult matters with a deft touch. And so it continues in the family.
Ron is an active nature and sailing photographer; when hobbies do not interfere, he works in technology marketing. In the technological area, Ron is our web master; he, weekly, records the sessions and uploads them to our web, in addition to loading our schedule and any other pertinent information.
He is an active participant in Waterfront for All, a coalition of groups protecting the Toronto waterfront.
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