Thursday, May 24, 2012
Saugatuck Center for the Arts
The 350-foot-long, century-old Great Lakes passenger ship the S.S. Keewatin has long been a point of interest in Saugatuck and Douglas.
The SS KEEWATIN is a historic passenger liner that is 5 years older than the Titanic and she was built in Scotland in 1905 for the Canadian Pacific Railroad. She was one of a fleet of five ships designed specifically to connect Eastern Canada with Western Canada by using the Great Lakes. The Keewatin is truly a marvel because she has managed to survive for 105 years. She is known only by those who love her, worked on her or traveled on her as in her 60 years of carrying passengers she never lost a life!
She cruised for over 100 years from Port McNicoll Ontario just an hour north of the largest Canadian city Toronto. As of June 23rd 2012 she will be the prized possession of the citizens of the region and available to be explored and enjoyed. How she managed to survive, the people who are responsible for her presence in this century are all in the chapters of this web site. Join in and be part of a story of the sea, the story of Keewatin and all those who have crewed her and kept her for over a century.
All of us here in Saugatuck and Douglas will miss the old gal!
Join us for a discussion on what the future holds for this iconic vessel with Eric Conroy.
Sherwood Forest Bed and Breakfast
Saugatuck/Douglas, Michigan 49406
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