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The only son of Henry James and Isabella, HENRY STUART was born in Jarrow in the County of Durham Tyne and Wear, England on Thursday the 18th of February 1902. Although little is known of his childhood, it is likely safe to assume that HENRY STUART was inundated with tales of the sea and it would not be long before he would follow in the foot steps of his Father.
The first recorded sea time for HENRY STUART is the 14th of September in the year 1923. As the 4th engineer of the Steam Ship Heronspool, he began what would prove a challenging and dangerous life as a professional mariner. His earliest years at sea were spent sailing under the same flag of that of his Father, under the employ of the Ropner Shipping Company in support of British trade. In fact, his Certificate of Discharge would be introduced to many of the same ports visited by his Father during his earlier years. The waters of the Americas, the Mediterranean, the Netherlands, and Egyptian coastline would all pass under his keel during his earliest years. Unbeknownst to him, it would be during one of these voyages to Canada that would lead to an encounter with his future wife, Madeline.

Educated in Jarrow, he served an apprenticeship in engineering at Palmer’s Shipbuilding Company and studied Marine Engineering at Rutherford College in Newcastle-upon-Tyne
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And so it Began ...
The first recorded sea time for HENRY STUART is the 14th of September in the year 1923. As the 4th engineer of the Steam Ship Heronspool, he began what would prove a challenging and dangerous life as a professional mariner. His earliest years at sea were spent sailing under the same flag of that of his Father, under the employ of the Ropner Shipping Company in support of British trade.

In fact, his Certificate of Discharge would be introduced to many of the same ports visited by his Father during his earlier years. The waters of the Americas, the Mediterranean, the Netherlands, and Egyptian coastline would all pass under his keel during his earliest years.
Argentine Identification Records issued 10 Dec 1927 to HENRY STUART, 2nd Class Engineer SS Bedeburn
The waters of the Americas, the Mediterranean, the Netherlands, and Egyptian coastline would all pass under his keel during his earliest years. Unbeknownst to him, it would be during one of these voyages to Canada that would lead to an encounter with his future wife, Madeline.

Educated in Jarrow, he served an apprenticeship in engineering at Palmer’s Shipbuilding Company and studied Marine Engineering at Rutherford College in Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
SS Heronspool 14 Sep 1923 - 20 Mar 1925 4th Engineer

SS Willowpool 2 Sep 1925 - 7 Apr 1926 3rd Engineer

SS Fishpool 2 Jul 1926 - 7 Jun 1927 3rd Engineer

SS Bedeburn 11 Jun 1927 - 6 Feb 1928 2nd Engineer

SS Freshmoor 31 Oct 1928 - 7 Jan 1933 2nd & 1st Engineer
Henry Stuart Salt - Service History
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Birthday Card made by HJ Salt to his son Stuart on his birthday while sailing in the Wandby
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It is believed that, during one particular visit to the port of Montreal in the summer of 1931, HENRY STUART met his future wife, Madeline Maude Lilly, one of ten children of Robert Sceviour and Margaret Emma Lilly. They would eventually wed on the 30th of May, 1932 and HENRY STUART would subsequently immigrate to Canada on his 31st birthday, in 1933. Immigration documents reference a visit to the port while on the Empress of Australia and a final voyage to Canada, in company with his new bride, taking place on the Canadian Pacific Steam Ship Monclare.

And so began the introduction of the Salt family name to Canada ...
The "Montclare"
Laid down as Metapedia, renamed Montclare before launch in December 1921 at John Brown & Co.
Her maiden voyage, on 18 August 1922, was on Canadian Pacific's Liverpool-Québec-Montréal service
Miss Madeline Maude Lilly
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“The Royal Canadian Navy (Reserve)”
For the next seven years, HENRY STUART would spend his time alongside. First working in the power house of the Shockey Gold mine in Northern Ontario and eventually back in the Toronto area as a Boiler Inspector with
an insurance company. He and his new bride would be graced with the birth of two sons, Robert Stuart in 1933 and James Gordon in 1938. Their sons would, in time, both follow in the same paths of their Father, Grandfather, and their Great-Grandfather. The time alongside for HENRY STUART would be short lived though, for the threat in the Atlantic would bring him to the sea once again ... this time in defence of his new home.
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