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THE SQUARE AS AN EMBLEM - April 15, 2008

   

PRESENTED TO: KAMINISTIQUIA LODGE A.F. & A.M. No. 584 BY FORT WILLIAM LODGE A.F. & A.M. No. 415

THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO

 

Presented to Kaministiquia Lodge No. 584 on April 15, 2008 by V.W. Bro. Cam Brown, Fort William Lodge No. 415 on the Official Visit of the D.D.G.M. R.W. Bro. Eric Johnson

  

THE SQUARE AS AN EMBLEM

 

The square is a true emblem of Masonic conduct and work the traveling square reminds us of our connection throughout the district with all the brethren within the jurisdiction of Algoma.  It is truly a vehicle which we associate with visitation and fellowship among all masons.  History informs us that transportation between Lodges was at the best of times difficult for instance the streamer Kakabeka ran regular trips between Port Arthur and West Fort William for .25 cents per person.  In the winter time it was with a horse drawn sleigh, brethren used this form of transportation to visit between Lodges and actually held joint installation of officers with each Lodge competing with each other to excel in hospitality. Modern day transportation leads us to access all communities and towns throughout our District with relative ease.

 

The first Lodge was Shuniah followed by Fort William and further expanded by three daughter Lodges Royal, Connaught, and Kaministiquia. May we follow in our predecessors footsteps with dispassionate courage, circumspect resolution and indefatigable exertion and walk in the light which fond memory sheds around us.

 

Presented by V.W. Bro. Cam Brown