In June of 2012, the S.S. Keewatin returned to Port McNicoll after 46 years away from home (in the loving care of Douglas, Michigan). The whole community showed up to welcome her back.
So far, not many people have had access to the inside of the great luxury vessel. One month later, Huronia Museum was given a special tour by Ships Master Eric Conroy. Our cameras were rolling!
Here we present Part 1 of our tour featuring the car deck, the porter’s office and the grand staircase leading up to the Bridal Suites. And maybe you can get a haircut too, while you’re at it.
Just over a month ago, S.S. Keewatin, the historic luxury cruise ship, returned to Port McNicoll after 46 years amid much fanfare. Recently, Huronia Museum was granted a special tour of the interior of Keewatin, and our cameras were rolling.
During the tour, the Keewatin’s Eric Conroy and Huronia Museum’s own Nahanni Born struck up a spontaneous tune right on the floor of the Flowerpot Lounge.
Beginning next week, Huronia Museum will be posting portions of our tour right here at HuroniaMuseum.com as well as on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Be sure to check them out!
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
Penetanguishene Golden Tones
Keewatin Kids Klub
PARKING 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 LOT
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.