Former Canadian Pacific Passenger Liner s.s. Keewatin Finally Returns to Her Former Home Port of Port McNicoll on Georgian Bay


          by Kevin Griffin

     The Cruise Examiner for 25th June 2012

On Saturday, June 23, at 1:30 pm, the 105-year-old former Canadian Pacific Great Lakes passenger liner s.s. Keewatin arrived back at Port McNicoll, her home port between 1912 and 1965, for the first time since she was towed away to Douglas, Michigan, for use as a floating maritime museum in 1967.

Next week The Cruise Examiner will publish a photo essay taken during the last leg of the voyage from Mackinaw City to Port McNicoll. After  anchoring overnight at an island called the Giant’s Tomb on Thursday and Friday, she sailed into Port McNicoll on a glorious summer Saturday, welcomed by a fleet of hundreds of small craft.
Seen here leaving Mackinaw City and leaving the sunset behind on Monday, June 19, she averaged about 5.1 knots on her tow, often sneaking up on her lead tug Wendy Anne, seemingly anxious to get home again! She now lies once more at her former berth. Here are some of the results of that voyage:  Photo essay of the Keewatin‘s voyage from Mackinaw City to Port McNicoll.

                                                     (See previous columns)

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