July 4, 2015

Through the eyes of Teenagers

Through the eyes of Teenagers

A week or so ago we welcomed a group of teens from St. Theresa’s Catholic High School in Midland to KEEWATIN. There is a decided lack of knowledge in the area about KEEWATIN, her role in the building of Canada and her importance in the development of this region.     Adults are always surprised [...]

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June 17, 2015

June crawls in as the start of Tourist Season.

June crawls in as the start of Tourist Season.

June has not come on as a Lion..In fact it is slower than last year. I can’t blame the cold or the weather as it has been warm, only some rain and just one Tornado ( seen passing over). Tourist season has just not hit in the HEART OF GEORGIAN BAY just yet. To help [...]

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June 7, 2015

Port McNicolls proposal to CANADA 150 fund.

Port McNicolls proposal to CANADA 150 fund.

The Confederation Gateway that built Western Canada..A Great untold story… The PLAN.   Tay Township, Skyline Developments and the people of Port McNicoll will celebrate the 150th year of Confederation by building a  4.07 acre park around the popular tourist attraction and historic CPR steamship, Keewatin. That is if the Government of Canada thinks it is [...]

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May 29, 2015

” The Confederation Gateway that built Western Canada” A great untold story.

” The Confederation Gateway that built Western Canada” A great untold story.

In 1971, Pierre Burton’s book “The Last Spike” gave the credit for building the West to trains.     In fact, a major catalyst in building Western Canada was a fleet of ships, and a town called Port McNicoll              “ The Confederation Gateway that built Western Canada”   A great untold [...]

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May 21, 2015

RETURN OF KEEWATIN ON CBC DOCUMENTARY CHANNEL

RETURN OF KEEWATIN ON CBC DOCUMENTARY CHANNEL

CBC DOCUMENTARY CHANNEL ANNOUNCES: Return of KEEWATIN “Bring her on Home” the 45 minute documentary made by John Fulford Brown will be screened on.. Tuesday, June 2 at 19:00 ET … Wednesday, July 8th at 18:00 ET Watch the excitement as KEEWATIN is extracted from a lake only 4 feet deep through a mile long [...]

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May 18, 2015

Open, make up on, and ready for the world!

Open, make up on, and ready for the world!

    Opening weekend was great. The weather cooperated, the people came and KEEWATIN was ready.   The ship is finally balanced properly and Steve’s Bobcat, the local “Do everything” contractor  and our very own Bilge Rats worked their tails off to put over 600 tons of gravel and sand into the forward hold. Keewatin no [...]

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May 1, 2015

Getting Ready for a May 14th OPENING!

Getting Ready for a May 14th OPENING!

Two weeks from opening and there is lots going on.  The engineering crew are working on the steering engine and the restoration people are installing the refurbished 1905 General Electric lights  on the Promenade Deck. Both massive jobs that have taken almost a year to get to the point where they are ready for the [...]

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April 22, 2015

GREATEST SUMMER OFFER EVER!

GREATEST SUMMER OFFER EVER!

KEEWATIN is part of an area Tourism Group formed to promote tourism in this region. Here is the OFFICIAL Heart of Georgian Bay Discovery Tour rate card. For the first time in Ontario the public can buy a package that covers every major attraction in the area.   At $34.95 it is a $60.00 value. Passes [...]

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April 13, 2015

TITANIC, SHIP OF DREAMS comes to Toronto

TITANIC, SHIP OF DREAMS comes to Toronto

KEEWATIN provided our 10 foot model for the Theatre in return for an ad in their program..Worth the trip!DATES: May 19 – June 21, 2015… THEATRE:                                                                                                                  Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King Street West  Toronto, ON M5V 1J2 416 872 1212 Ben Heppner, the greatest opera tenor of his generation, will be joining the cast [...]

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April 8, 2015

It’s in..The BILLBOARD FOR HIGHWAY 12

It’s in..The BILLBOARD FOR HIGHWAY 12

          After a lot of discussion, opinions and sleepless nights. The GURU of creative has spoken.

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