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, 2012Opens 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 TentENTERTAINMENTGeorgian Bay Brass BandBeausoleil First Nations Drum Group and DancersStudents from the Studio of Connie TawsSunny Side Up Swing BandPort McNicoll Village Choir and Sing AlongMidland Legion Pipes and DrumsGeorgian Bay Saxophone EnsembleSilvio CamilleriPenetanguishene Golden TonesKeewatin Kids KlubPARKING AND SHUTTLE BUSES(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.WATCH FOR THE SIGN TO PARKING LOTHandicapped 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”
dont forget all former crewmembers of the keewatin as well– special area set up-(-assinaboia included)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 705 436-4192