Captain Harry Anderson Celebrates 99th Birthday!

Captain Anderson and his family Photo by Gary Rice

Captain Harry Anderson, retired Cleveland Cliffs Great Lakes captain, recently celebrated his 99th birthday on October 5th, 2008, at the Oriental Palace Buffet at Warren Village Shopping Center.

Captain Anderson, of Lakewood, is well known as having been a captain for the steamship William G. Mather; now a dockside museum affiliated with the Great Lakes Science Center. Captain Anderson has spent many years returning to the Mather's decks, letting the younger generations hear about his sailing adventures around the world, and particularly those having to do with the Great Lakes.

Joining the captain at his birthday table were members of his family, including his sister-in-law, Angie Chappell, daughter Ruth Danko, and son Rickard Anderson, along with his wife, Reiko.

Also present were Lakewood Observer columnist Gary Rice, and his father, Robert Rice.

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Volume 4, Issue 21, Posted 9:42 PM, 10.05.2008