Titanic back home

Titanic era Lake Steamer Arrives at New Home

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A hundred years to the day from when she first sailed from the town of Port McNicoll, Ontario, the SS Keewatin is back. A lake steamer built in 1907 in Scotland, the Keewatin has been returned to one of its regular haunts for new life as a static attraction.

The Keewatin and her sister ship the Assiniboia transporting 268 passengers and freight between Port McNicoll and Thunder Bay for Canadian Pacific for over 60 years, connecting the company’s two railroad services.

Retired in 1965, she was then brought to Douglas, Michigan for use as a museum. She was purchased by developers last year who plan to make her the centerpiece of a new planned community along Port McNicoll’s waterfront.