Out of the Sunset – Former Canadian Pacific Liner s.s. Keewatin Entered Georgian Bay On Her Way Home At 7:30 pm This Evening
21/06/2012 Leave a comment
The Wake of the s.s. Keewatin in lake Huron earlier today
Having left Mackinaw City on Tuesday evening at 5:30, passing Blount Small Ship Adventures’ Grande Mariner off Mackinac Island, the last Canadian Pacific steamship, s.s. Keewatin continued on course to her new career in Georgian Bay. On board are Eric Conroy, project manager, with Josh, Al and myself and cameraman Cameron as passengers, plus four sailors from Fogg Towing Co of Beaver Island, Michigan – Dennis, Ryan, Bob and Jonathan – and pilot Kevin.
More to follow later as I don’t want to take up too much time on the ship’s network right now but here is the evidence – the wake of the s.s. Keewatin off Manitoulin Island today.
We entered Georgian Bay under tow of Fogg Towing’s tug Wendy Anne and escort tug American Lady, at about 7:30 this evening. Greeted by a small flotilla of boats off Tobermory, the s.s. Keewatin literally sailed out of the sunset towards her new life as the centrepiece of a marine park at the developing resort town of Port McNicoll.
Here are some of the results of that voyage: Photo essay of the Keewatin‘s voyage from Mackinaw City to Port McNicoll.