The Wake of the s.s. Keewatin

Here we have the wake of the s.s. Keewatin in Lake Huron last week, as she was being towed by Fogg Towing’s ST class tug Wendy Anne and escort tug American Girl from Mackinaw City to Port McNicoll, Ontario, Keewatin‘s base port for more than half a century.

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 were Eric Conroy, project manager, with Josh Killham, Al Russell and myself and cameraman Cameron McCleery as passengers, plus four sailors from Fogg Towing Co of Beaver Island, Michigan – Dennis, Ryan, Bob and Jonathan – and pilot Kevin Noseworthy. And here is the evidence – the wake of the s.s. Keewatin off Manitoulin Island.

We entered Georgian Bay on Thursday evening June 21 at about 7:30, 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, where we arrived at about 1:30 pm on Saturday, June 23, accompanied by a much larger flotilla! Here are some of the results of that voyage:  Photo essay of the Keewatin‘s voyage from Mackinaw City to Port McNicoll.

For further details on this ship or cruising the Great Lakes in 2012 please contact Kevin Griffin at The Cruise People Ltd in London on 020 7723 2450 or e-mail


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