Updated: 05 Oct 2022 10:46

Port Tour
The Port of Thunder Bay is a maritime community that has commercial, governance and recreational benefits to the people of 
Thunder Bay.

Ocean-going Vessel Report


Seafarers Guide to Thunder Bay
information for seafarers visiting the Port

Ship Safety Bulletin No. 06/2022 
Updated guidelines respecting the mobility of asymptomatic, presumed non-COVID-19 carrying seafarers in the marine sector during the COVID-19 pandemic

St. Nicholasí Day, on December 6, is also the anniversary of the founding to the Mission to Seafarers in Thunder Bay in 1961, which means it is our 60th anniversary.

The situation in Ukraine touches us deeply. As Thunder Bay has a significant Ukrainian population, many of us have Ukrainian background and have friends and family of Ukrainian background. Those who work in the port are touched by Ukrainian and Russian seafarers. We need to keep the people of Ukraine in our prayers.

If you wish to make a financial contribution to assist refugees from Ukraine, go to CanadaHelps.org. On its home page, a number of charities are listed that are providing assistance to refugees.

The Anglican outreach, Primates World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) is supporting refugees through the ACT Alliance, which is funding the work of the Hungarian Interchurch Aid (HIA). They have set up a refugee reception centre in Hungary beside the Ukrainian border. Visit PWRDF.org to donate.

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Calendar of Events
Updated September 6, 2022

Meat Sale
Thank you for your support for the 2022 Meat Sale

Blessing of the Fleet
tentatively planned for
June 24, 2023.

International Day of the Seafarer - June 25

Christmas Gift Bags
Items due at the Seafarers' Centre by
 November 21, 2022

What We Do

Purpose/Services Offered

Photo Gallery
Updated: February 28, 2019


Updated: September 4, 2022

What You Can Do

How You Can Help
Financial Donations
  Christmas Gift Bags
  Volunteer  Opportunities

Crested Clothing

MTS Congregation Representative

Prayers and Worship Resources

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Mission to Seafarers: Canada


Constitution and By-laws
Updated May 18, 2022



Lest We Forget
   Merchant Navy Plaque
    Battle of the Atlantic


Privacy Policy


Seafarersí Centre
Located at 
Keefer Intermodal, 100 Main St.,
 Thunder Bay

(807) 344-8241 Seafarers' Centre
(807) 626-2571 Canon Swayze's mobile

The Rev'd Canon Ed Swayze also is the pastor 
at St. Stephen the Martyr Anglican Church.

Office Hours
Monday 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm,
Wednesday 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
 and by appointment.

Open for Seafarers
when ocean-going ships are in port
 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm daily
(except Sundays)  
The Centre can be opened at other times with a minimum of 1 hour notice by contacting the Centre.

E-mail: flyingangel@tbaytel.net

The Mission to Seafarers: 
Port of Thunder Bay
Suite 450, 100 Main St.
Thunder Bay, ON  P7B 6R9

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Donor Recognition

The Mission to Seafarers gratefully acknowledges the financial support of these donors 


in 2021



in 2020



Corporate Donor Appreciation