S.S. Keewatin Returns June 23, 2012

Keewatin c1960

As many people know, the S.S. Keewatin is preparing to make its historic return to Port McNicoll this summer to much fanfare.  The organizers of the event have announced the itinerary of the day, which we would like to also share with you, our awesome blog readers.
Huronia Museum will be present at the event with our own booth, so please drop by and say hello!
Saturday, June 23, 2012
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
Georgian Bay Brass Band
Beausoleil First Nations Drum Group and Dancers
Students from the Studio of Connie Taws
Sunny Side Up Swing Band
Port McNicoll Village Choir and Sing Along
Midland Legion Pipes and Drums
Georgian Bay Saxophone Ensemble
Silvio Camilleri
Penetanguishene Golden Tones
Keewatin Kids Klub
(No Onsite Parking)
Please park at the Doral (former Mitsubishi) plant next to Martyrs’ Shrine. When this lot is at capacity, parking will then begin at the Franke Kindred plant across the highway from Doral.
Handicapped Parking available close to Shuttle Bus pick-up.
(Passengers in wheelchairs, etc. can be dropped off at the site).
 Shuttle Buses will take you directly to the Celebration.

2 thoughts on “S.S. Keewatin Returns June 23, 2012

    • I am the neice of the Purser Bill Paxton. I travelled on this ship many times from the Lake Head to Port McNichol and sat at the Captains table with my family. I have old family scrap books with many photos of the SS Keewatin , my step Uncle and family members. Bill Paxton was a “home child” my grandparents took in and raised. He started off as a dock worker and then a baggage handler and after many promotions the Purser. I would be glad to share some of the photos if you would like.
      Barbara C Hughes bchughes@bchughes.net 705 436-4192

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