A beautiful Saturday night and the cocktails are flowing! This weekend was a great one to stay in the marina and take advantage of the many events happening on the Bay. Today I visited a fundraiser for the SS Keewatin, a steamship built in 1907 Scotland that ran passengers across Georgian Bay until 1965. For the past 10 years she has been permanently moored at her original home port on the Bay – Port McNicoll, Ontario – as a local tourist attraction, but escalating maintenance costs have been difficult to cover and now there is a chance this poor girl may be cut up and sold for scrap.
So today the locals have come together, by land and by sea, to celebrate this beautiful Edwardian steamship, the last left in the world, with the hopes of raising awareness and some funds to keep her intact and at home. Some of those in attendance today actually worked aboard the ship when she was in service so keeping her in her home port holds special meaning. We value our heritage and our history on this beautiful Bay 🥰