Category Archives: SS Keewatin

Canadian Pacific Rail Terminus, Port McNicoll


          Port McNicoll, named after a Vice President of the CPR, was founded in 1909. The Canadian Pacific Railway had decided to build its own port on Georgian Bay, to replace its terminus in Owen Sound. … Continue reading

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How the CPR Actually Acquired the S.S. Keewatin and the S.S. Assiniboia


Preamble: This information was obtained from an interview with Mr. James  D.H. McCannell  of Port McNicoll in June, 2015 by Carrie O’Brien (Tay Township Heritage and Planning Summer Student) James D.H. McCannell  was born in March, 1916 in an upstairs … Continue reading

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Ontario Heritage Conference Brings Big Economic Boost to Huronia


The Ontario Heritage Conference 2013 took place in Midland, Penetanguishene and the Township of Tay on Friday June 7 and Saturday June 8, with pre conference activities on Thursday June 6 and Annual General Meetings of three heritage organizations on Sunday  June … Continue reading

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David Wencer – reflections on the CHO conference in Midland June 2013


Mr. Wencer attended the Community Heritage Ontario conference in Midland, Ontario in June 2013.  The link is to his blog post about the conference. Interesting reading. http://davidwencer.wordpress.com/2013/06/16/reflections-on-the-2013-ontario-heritage-conference/

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MAY 11 Keewatin open for tours


S.S. Keewatin will OPEN for tours at 2pm on May 11, 2013. for more information go to the website sskeewatin.com or to the Keewatin Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/sskeewatin

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Keewatin Coming Home


Pictures from the water on the arrival of the SS Keewatin to Severn Sound on June 23, 2012. – Terry Fegarty

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SS Keewatin at Port McNicoll, photos day 2


Second day back at her home in Port McNicoll photos taken by W. J. Gibson on Sunday June 24, 2012

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SS Keewatin Slideshow


Tay Township has a fantastic collection of heritage photographs dating back to the late 1800s. Here is a sample of our collection of the SS Keewatin. If you have any pictures you can make available for us to scan or any … Continue reading

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SS Keewatin returns to Port McNicoll on June 23rd 2012


June 23rd SS Keewatin returns to Port McNicoll – Opens at 10:30 a.m. — Ship to arrive at 1:30 p.m. ● Souvenirs ● Food ● Collectibles ● Huronia Museum Display ● Huronia Arts Display ● Port McNicoll School REUNION Tent … Continue reading

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A History of Tay Township


Introduction The Township of Tay is located in northern Simcoe County on the shores of Severn Sound, better known as Georgian Bay in Ontario in Canada. The municipal boundaries, as reorganized in 1994, stretch from County Road 93 and the … Continue reading

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