December 4, 2016

KEEWATIN’s Big Move had Great Results..

KEEWATIN’s Big Move had Great Results..

It began like the opening scene from high noon! Bleak sky, cold weather and a desolate looking stretch of newly restored dock. A slight breeze shuffled the sand like you would put sugar on cornflakes. The sun only glimpsing through the curtain of cloud. This would turn out to be a defining day on the [...]

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November 23, 2016

Latest update on Dock restoration

Latest update on Dock restoration

The weather has been very good to us. The project has now covered about 1/3 of the dock. The steel facing is in place and locked, the rocks and stones are placed in front and the tie-backs are constructed and being buried. Earth is being moved in to replace the sand and gravel previously there. [...]

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November 15, 2016

“CONFEDERATION GATEWAY TO THE WEST” DOCKS WELL ON ITS WAY

“CONFEDERATION GATEWAY TO THE WEST” DOCKS WELL ON ITS WAY

Progress has been great so far. The weather has cooperated and the contractor is really moving along. Once all the concrete foundations were removed the excavators dug out behind the walls. In front of the old dock a new face of steel sheets that lock together are inserted into the water. Depth here is about [...]

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November 5, 2016

A week into the project..

A week into the project..

Well friends, here we are a week into our project of rebuilding the docks. The time has been spent dropping the steel plates into a mounted steel form then pounding them into the lake bottom until they meet rock. Small problem with the crane in that the hydraulic system went off line Friday, but we [...]

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October 23, 2016

The Prodigal Blogger returns

The Prodigal Blogger returns

After my valiant effort in September to reinstate my blogging efforts I failed to even get another story out until now. After yesterday, October 22nd the pressure seems to be coming off as we move into the winter season. However this season is different as usually we lock up Keewatin and other than security checks [...]

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September 1, 2016

The Captain and the Scottish lady go to sea!

The Captain and the Scottish lady go to sea!

Well dear readers, I do owe you all an apology. I fell off the Blog wagon shortly after our season opened and never got back on. It has been a great year so far with good crowds, lots of cruise ships and bus tours. We have also started planning for the rebuild of the dock [...]

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May 28, 2016

A Great Honour that I and my family appreciate!

A Great Honour that I and my family appreciate!
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May 8, 2016

The 2016 SEASON OPENS MAY 19th 10 AM

The 2016 SEASON OPENS MAY 19th 10 AM

It has been a long cold winter. Keewatin has come through it well, but the lingering cold has made painting difficult. The “Friends of Keewatin” as an organization has taken some hits this past few months. The good news is that the really dedicated people that weathered the storm of internal controversy survived and I [...]

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April 6, 2016

Great Gift to Keewatin..

Great Gift to Keewatin..

Port McNicoll’s Bonar Presbyterian has closed after 101 years as a community place of worship.. A sad day in Port as the “Mariners Chapel”, as the church was known to the towns sailors, had the last service Sunday. Scott Garrick, Keewatins History Officer and his Father a long time Elder of Bonar were able to [...]

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March 1, 2016

A PROUD SAILOR..

A PROUD SAILOR..

Well my New Years resolution to do more DRONES didn’t work out so well. I didn’t even get one done in February. .But I have a great one to start March..Click on the pictures to enlarge. I get a lot of mail. Emails mostly, but a fair amount of snail mail with pictures and small [...]

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