Fayette County, Georgia native, John Calvin Graves, 84, is believed to be the last surviving sailor who served on board the US Merchant Marine ship, the S.S. Stephen Leacock.
The ship was one of only two named in World War II for someone outside the United States. Stephen Leacock was viewed as Canada’s “Mark Twain.”
His summer home was in Orillia, Ontario, just north of Toronto. The town is home to a museum in his honor, and this past November 5, dedicated a model of the ship at the museum. Read More»