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S.S. Keewatin
Keewatin
Category Ship
Episode Murdoch Ahoy

SS Keewatin is the last Edwardian steamer left in the world. The ship is 350 feet long, 42 feet wide and weighs over 8 million pounds. She carried 288 passengers, a crew of 86 and 1600 tons of grain in bags. Out of 3800 ships manufactured in the UK between 1900 and 1920 Keewatin is " last man" standing.  In excellent condition for her 106 years Keewatin is the only one left in the world. She is docked just North of Barrie Ontario about 130 kms from Toronto in Port McNicoll. Its home from 1912 until 1965. The ship was saved from being scrapped by RJ Peterson of Douglas Michigan in 1967. Peterson moved her to Lake Kalamazoo, off Lake Michigan and kept her as a museum and event centre. She was sold to SKYLINE INVESTMENTS of Toronto in August of 2011 and moved back to her original Port in June 2012. May 11 2013 Keewatin was opened to the public by "Friends of Keewatin" a charitable foundation who restore and operate the attraction. Her rooms are staged with period clothing and artifacts, she has all her furniture, carpets and art and her 170 ton reciprocal quadruple expansion engine is in working condition for viewing. Open from May to the end of October for visitors she is unique in the world.

Check her out at: www.sskeewatin.com

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