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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August 17, 2014

FALL is in the AIR..But it is still summer!

FALL is in the AIR..But it is still summer!

August 17th..The Canadian National Exhibition is open, there are some maple trees on the 400 highway that have started to turn red and the nights get dark around 8pm. Where did summer go? Like the butter tarts we sell..Get em while there hot..They don’t last! Actually, this year it was hardly here. Ice until the [...]

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August 4, 2014

May the Roll Continue..

May the Roll Continue..

The tourist venues everywhere are crying the blues about a significant drop in the tourism business. It seems as the water level returned to the Great Lakes at the same rate as the cost of gas tourism dropped. I have heard percentages like 28% and 24%. Tearing up highway 400 hasn’t helped and neither did [...]

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July 24, 2014

A Mid July update..

A Mid July update..

It was a great day at KEEWATIN July 24th as we put more people through the ship in one day than ever recorded..It started with a planned tour from the Askennonia Senior Centre in Midland descended onto the park and took a tour of Keewatin then enjoyed a lunch at the SMOKESTACK the great BBQ [...]

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July 11, 2014

Into the Tourist Season..

Into the Tourist Season..

This is really the first week of July even though it is the 10th today. The actual first week was screwed up with the Canada Day being on the Tuesday and that seemed to throw everything off. The Pirate week end delivered more local visitors than tourists but this week we have had a stream [...]

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July 7, 2014

An Incredible Weekend in Port McNicoll

An Incredible Weekend in Port McNicoll

July 4/5/6 have now become part of Keewatin’s long history as the summer moves on! Last week end KEEWATIN played host to Liana’s Ransom, a Pirate ship from Halifax Nova Scotia. This terrific reproduction Buccaneer sails through the Caribbean in the winter and the Great Lakes in the summer spreading the word on Pirate History [...]

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June 26, 2014

History touches Keewatin in a very personal way..

History touches Keewatin in a very personal way..

  WHAT IN THE WORLD CAN GET THE KEEWATIN ENGINEERS INTO A HUDDEL? Andrew Miller Stewart was an engine draftsman and later an engine fitter with the John Brown Company, Ship Builders of the Clydebank, Glasgow Scotland. From 1896 until 1917, being paid a wage of 3 shillings 4 pence monthly he worked on the [...]

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June 23, 2014

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY of KEEWATIN’S RETURN! JUNE 23 2012 2:30PM

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY of KEEWATIN’S RETURN! JUNE 23 2012 2:30PM

Keewatin arrived back in Port McNicoll on June 23 2012 at 2:30 in the afternoon..Exactly 45 years from when she was saved by American RJ Peterson from a trip to the scrap yards of Hamilton Ontario. These pictures are some of the memories that represent that trip..A salute today to RJ Peterson and all his [...]

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June 6, 2014

LOTS OF NEWS..

LOTS OF NEWS..

JUNE CERTAINLY STARTED OFF WITH A BIG BOOST… Last week Philippe Beaudry drove up from OTTAWA after he attended the opening of the EMPRESS OF IRELAND exhibit where they unveiled the ships bell, recovered by Mr. Beaudry from the floor of the St. Lawrence River where she sank 100 years ago. The Empress was a [...]

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