S.S. Keewatin

Memories

Hi Captain Rick,

Just for your interest….

The Keewatin has been making it’s way around Eastern Ontario for about six years now. I’m a member of a model train club, and when we decided to build a modular layout to display at train shows, my contribution (having a soft spot for the Keewatin) was to do a 2′x4′ Port McNicoll scene. Continue reading

Captain: It was my pleasure to meet you Friday night at the Huronia Museum. Especially to be introduced to  you by my friend Rosemary.

I spoke to you about the daughters and grand-daughter of one of the crew of the S.S. Keewatin, Chief Engineer Albert Rice. Also my family and I lived at Princess Alice Sea Cadet Camp year round for many years and then a light station the Keewatin passed on it’s weekly runs. Continue reading

Good morning Capt. Rick,

For your notes, Capt, the  continued in cargo-only service for one more season than Keewatin, into 1967, after Keewatin was laid up in November 1966. I know Assiniboia continued until 1967 as that June, after having returned from working the summer of 1966 on Canadian Pacific’s Princess Patricia out of Vancouver, I actually saw her in service.

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My father, Robert Long and my brother Larry R. Long were involved from the beginning in bringing her into the harbor in Saugatuck.  I was a tour guide her second and third years there and fell in love with her…cared for her, and told her stories.  I am missing her, but hope to some day come to see her in Canada.  I am so happy that she is going “home” I know that you love her as much as we have….