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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May 30, 2014

The end of MAY spells SUMMER!

The end of MAY spells SUMMER!

The last Friday in May and the weather couldn’t be better..sunny and 20 ( 70).The ship is looking fantastic. There is a new “ships store” for souvenirs, t-shirts, posters books, candy, local maple syrup and our own brand of ground coffee ( Captains Blend) that we also use in THE SMOKESTACK our new on site [...]

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May 24, 2014

Summer Season Begins in Port McNicoll

Summer Season Begins in Port McNicoll

This has been some week on KEEWATIN. As the weather warms the visitors start to arrive and we have had some from Australia, Italy and Scotland. These people have sought out the KEE as the famous historic ship she is. Weekends are the busiest. Today we have over 75 people from two different groups on [...]

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May 23, 2014

MIKE FILEY’S ESCORTED BUS TOUR TO KEEWATIN

MIKE FILEY’S ESCORTED BUS TOUR TO KEEWATIN

Here is a great opportunity to visit KEEWATIN with Mike Filey, renown historian and unabashed fan of the SS KEEWATIN in Port McNicoll.. TORONTO/PORT MCNICOLL/TORONTO EXPRESS RETURN Bus leaves from the Loblaw’s parking lot located at Redway Road just west of Millwood Rd. in Leaside at 8.45 AM. Tuesday, June 17. Cost of the coach, [...]

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May 9, 2014

WE ARE READY!

WE ARE READY!

WORDS CANNOT EXPLAIN THE ENTHUSIASM OR REFLECT THE RESULTS.. YOU MUST COME AND VISIT… OPEN TOMORROW MAY 10 2014 AND EVERY DAY UNTIL OCTOBER 16TH

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