Captain John’s may soon set sail for Hamilton

Captain John’s may soon set sail for Hamilton

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The long and sad story of the demise of Captain John’s Seafood Restaurant may soon reach an unexpected end: a Hamilton businessman wants to tow the boat to that city’s harbour and re-open it as a floating banquet hall or casino (Giorgio Mammoliti is presumably kicking himself). Don Maga told the Toronto Star that he’s on the verge of completing a deal for the MS Jadran, although he was cagey about what would happen to the $568,000 in property taxes that the City of Toronto claims are owed by John Letnik, the boat’s current owner. Jim Serba, the man behind the Save Captain John petition, says Letnik has been in talks with Maga and other potential buyers, but expressed his concerns that in the event of a sale, the captain would still be left on the hook. [Toronto Star]