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S.S. Keewatin

While KEEWATIN's museum has attracted some spectacular displays to do with Great Lakes Marine History, we do have other artifacts that are important to Canada and Marine history that are not from the inland sea. We have just received a complete dress uniform of a Royal Navy Captain, John Ridgeway B Longden OBE. He was number two in charge of Allied Naval operations in the North Atlantic in WW 2. He went on to be the UK's Naval Attaché in Washington after the war. He married Naomi Kingman Molson ( yes the same family) of Montreal in 1937. His son David was a long time resident of Orillia and is a KEEWATIN supporter. ... See MoreSee Less

While KEEWATINs museum has attracted some spectacular displays to do with Great Lakes Marine History, we do have other artifacts that are important to Canada and Marine history that are not from the inland sea. We have just received a complete dress uniform of a Royal Navy Captain, John Ridgeway B Longden OBE. He was number two in charge of Allied Naval operations in the North Atlantic in WW 2. He went on to be the UKs Naval Attaché in Washington after the war. He married Naomi Kingman Molson ( yes the same family) of Montreal in 1937. His son David was a long time resident of Orillia and is a KEEWATIN supporter.

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The caption reads: "Mrs. J. R. B. Longden, formerly Miss Naomi Kingman Molson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Molson, whose marriage to Lieutenant J. R. B. Longden, R.N, son of Vice-Admiral and Mrs. Horace Longden of Wickham, Hants, England, took place yesterday at Christ Church Cathedral."

Naomi Kingman Molson, daughter of Walter and Mary Anderson Kingman Molson was born in 1914 in Newton Valence, Hampshire, England. She married Lieutenant John Ridgway Berridge Longden, Royal Navy, in Christ Church Anglican Cathedral, Montreal on June 22, 1937. Naomi passed away in Orillia, Ontario on February 22, 2009

Just took my first full tour today. I will be back.

Thanks amazing!!

Very special

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