Mission: To inspire an enduring connection to the maritime heritage of Kingston and the Great Lakes.

Vision: To be Canada's premier museum for studying, exhibiting and preserving the maritime heritage of Kingston and the largest body of inter-connected fresh water lakes in the world.

Summary List Commands

To SUBSCRIBE send message to:
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First Line:
SUBSCRIBE MARHST-L [Your Name]

To SIGNOFF send message to:
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First Line:
SIGNOFF MARHST-L

If you have any problems in doing this:

email the moderators either directly or via: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , (this address gets both of us).

Note: Only those properly subscribed (i.e. with an email address which exactly matches that in the MARHST-L database) can post or SIGNOFF or change the character of their subscription.

To change the type of subscription send message to:
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First Line (any one of a number, the most popular being):

  • SET MARHST-L NOMAIL (remain subscribed, but cease to receive messages; designed for holidays etc.)
  • SET MARHST-L REPRO [get copies of your own postings, (one way to know they've been distributed)
  • SET MARHST-L ACK (a shorter message ACKnowledging distribution; a better way to know)
  • SET MARHST-L DIGEST (a single message sent at the end of the day ((locally)) with all the day's messages)

To cancel these settings send:

  • SET MARHST-L MAIL
  • SET MARHST-L NOREPRO
  • SET MARHST-L NOACK
  • SET MARHST-L NODIGEST respectively


To get a list of subscribers apply to the co moderators:

For the full set of LISTSERV commands send HELP and follow the instructions there.

Note: Finally, the two list archives can be searched by going to the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes website at www.marmuseum.ca. Follow the Research link to marhst-l.