In The Wake of the s.s. Keewatin – Other Cruise News: Cruising The Great Lakes in 2012


          by Kevin Griffin

     The Cruise Examiner for 2nd July 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. Today, The Cruise Examiner publishes a photo essay taken during the last leg of her voyage from Mackinaw City to Port McNicoll. She sailed into Port McNicoll on a glorious summer Saturday, welcomed by a fleet of a thousand small craft.

The Cruise Examiner was invited onto the last leg and has recorded parts of the voyage for the future, especially two clips of the ship under way once more after not having moved for forty-five years. Here are some of the results of that voyage:  Photo essay of the Keewatin‘s voyage from Mackinaw City to Port McNicoll.

Although Canadian Pacific ships have not cruised the Great Lakes since 1965, there has been a recent revival in this destination and New York-based Travel Dynamics International still has some space available for 2012 on their 2,557-ton US-flag m.v. Yorktown.
                                                      (See previous columns)


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