December 20, 2014

THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT

FINALLY…THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT I HAVE BEEN PROMISING! I’m very pleased to announce that JOHN FULFORD-BROWN the man who made the KEEWATIN video “Bringin’ her on Home” is signing a deal with CBC to license the film for play on their Document…ary Channel. The agreement allows them to run the one-hour film 120 times over the [...]

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December 8, 2014

The end of 2014..LOOKING TO A SPECTACULAR 2015

The end of 2014..LOOKING TO A SPECTACULAR 2015

So far so good. We have had two great dumps of snow and two rapid melts. It certainly feels like winter, but we have had some great sunny days. Lots to keep us busy however. This year we have a program with the Ontario Government’s department of Colleges and Universities to take on four individuals [...]

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November 13, 2014

December isn’t here yet..But Santa has already paid a visit!

December isn’t here yet..But Santa has already paid a visit!

It actually snowed in Port McNicoll today. November 14th and we got our first covering of winter joy! Thank goodness there are so many other things we can take joy in. For instance look how great KEEWATIN sparkles all lit up and standing proud! I went down tonight to see the result of special efforts [...]

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October 24, 2014

Closed for the Season..But not GONE

Closed for the Season..But not GONE

  This year flew by. It seemed like only weeks ago we were trying to get open while there were ice flows in the harbour..That was May!… and here we are in the end of October and making ready to close and of course expect the ice to return. There was a lot that went [...]

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October 5, 2014

The Old Man and the SEA

The Old Man and the SEA

Barrett Smith by Kenneth Lane Smith When the hulking cargo ship passed by Barrett Smith’s house in the middle of the night, he was ready. Like a good sailor he flashed the porch light three times — two long and one short — sending a friendly 3 a.m. salute to the CSL Tadoussac’s crew. A [...]

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September 26, 2014

This and that make a BIG NOISE!

This and that make a BIG NOISE!

While work on the KEEWATIN roof ( Storm Deck or Hurricane Deck) draws to a close, the Boys are thinking about their other passion..The whistle. A few blogs ago I shared the effort to restore the  KEEWATIN’s steam whistle valve that was part of rainy day projects. Now, the fellows have found the answer to [...]

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September 22, 2014

SAFE…Happy and sleeping at night!

SAFE…Happy and sleeping at night!

Meet Elizabeth Catherine..Known as ELLIE. This is my four week old Granddaughter from my oldest son Edward and his wife Sarah. Notice the smile on her face! Well she and I are both smiling because the technical team working on KEEWATIN’s blog, website and Facebook were able to repair the damage and salvage the site. [...]

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September 6, 2014

Restoration Update..What keeps the Bilge Rats busy?

Restoration Update..What keeps the Bilge Rats busy?

I thought, now we are actually in a hurricane up here in Port McNicoll as I write this, you might be wondering how the leaks in the top deck, or storm deck are doing. As the enclosed pictures show, we have been working on the storm deck since July. We found that at least 20% [...]

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August 28, 2014

GHOST TOURS OF KEEWATIN..

GHOST TOURS OF KEEWATIN..

Keewatin- the original ghost ship        Known as the most haunted ship in all of the western hemisphere, the Keewatin has been  lurking in an unfamiliar  land for over 45 years in the muddy, dark, depths of Kalamazoo River, Michigan. It now has travelled back to its rightful home on the shores of Georgian Bay [...]

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August 26, 2014

Captains Grille opens from the ashes..

Captains Grille opens from the ashes..

Good Bye Smokestack   The Keewatin is sad to see the Smokestack go. The SMOKESTACK was the brainchild of a long time friend of Capt. Rick and the KEEWATIN – he was part of the process to bring the ship back to Port McNicoll, and was even part of the crew that sailed from Michigan [...]

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