Huronia Museum now has Discovery Passes! Get yours here today!

Huronia Museum now has Discovery Passes! Get yours here today!

These are the 4 GREAT attractions you get admission to when you purchase the Heart of Georgian Bay’s Discovery Pass! But that is not all! Stay tuned to find out what other bonuses and savings come from this one ticket!

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Georgian Bay Tourism

Town of Midland

Town of Penetanguishene

Penetanguishene Centennial Museum & Archives

S.S. Keewatin Martyrs’ Shrine

A Night to Remember the Empress of Ireland


Unfortunately, the Empress of Ireland event has been cancelled.
Purchased tickets will be refunded.

The Sinking of the Empress of Ireland: People and Context will be an evening event with a talk from Dr. John Willis, Curator from the Canadian Museum of History.  Guests can enjoy a casual get together with friends at Huronia Museum with hors d’oeuvres and wine followed by a talk by Dr. Willis who will share the story of The Empress of Ireland, the largest maritime disaster in Canada’s history. Friday, March 27, 2015 7 00 pm   Hors D’oeuvres and Wine 7 30 pm   Lecture 8 30 pm   Coffee, Tea and Sweets Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased at Huronia Museum or online at This event is a fundraising event for the Huronia Museum and the Friends of the SS Keewatin. The event will be held at the Huronia Museum. Dr. John Willis will speak on the following: It took less than a quarter of an hour for the Empress of Ireland to sink to the bottom of the St. Lawrence River on the early morning of May 29, 1914.  A total of 1012 lost their loves.  Hundreds were injured, other scarred for life.  This presentation will focus on the crew and the passengers aboard the ship.  We will try to get a feel as to why some of these people were aboard the shipl their provenance, their destination; their destiny.  I will also examine tow elements of the context of the times: first: why and how people were travelling; second the great waterway by which they entered and left our country, the St. Lawrence River.


Toronto Marine Historical Society annual dinner meeting May 10

Toronto Marine Historical Society (TMHS) annual dinner meeting May 10 at the Captain John Seafood restaurant at the foot of Yonge Street at Queen’s Quay, cost is $38.00 per meal and will include an electronic tour of the Keewatin and a presentation on its 100th anniversary. (The Keewatin is at St. Joseph, Michigan) – for more information (416) 762-3130

(source for this article was J. Hunter)