Tag Archives: SS Keewatin

The McCannell House, Port McNicoll


. Built in 1912 the McCannell house was completed and lived in by March of 1913. It has been well maintained all its life and many of the original aspects and partitions of the home have been preserved. The only … Continue reading

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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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Ontario Heritage Conference June 6 – 9, 2013


An Invitation The Ontario Heritage Conference 2013 happens in Historic Huronia, June 7 – 9, 2013! Our theme:  Rediscover the Past to Enhance the  Future,                                                                  the role of heritage in economic development Your hosts are the Local Organizing Committee, including … Continue reading

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