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“She is open.. and worth the visit or re-visit.”
Review of The SS Keewatin

The SS Keewatin
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Closed now. Open in 2018 from May 17 to October 8, every day. Take a step back in time. S.S. KEEWATIN is the world's last EDWARDIAN PASSENGER STEAMSHIP. Built in 1907, five years before TITANIC in Goven Scotland this 350 foot, 8 million pound treasure was built for Canadian Pacific to be part of building CANADA. She worked for 55 years carrying people and materials from southern Ontario to the top of Lake Superior and returning with 1600 tons of grain. Now restored to her original post of PORT McNICOLL just north of Barrie Ontario about 90 minutes from downtown Toronto. Keewatin has been lovingly restored by an army of volunteers so everything is in working condition. She is all original and open to the public from. Children under 16 free. Escorted tours can take up to 1 1/2 hours. Engine room, all decks, staterooms, public rooms and dining room, kitchens, crew quarters, museum, radio room and wheelhouse. NOT wheelchair accessible. Guided Tours launch every half hour, 10am - 4pm.
Reviewed 10 May 2014

Yes she is open again, and all polished up. New items on cargo deck, rearranged area, expanded gift shop.. new flooring in main entrance area at grand staircase, finished ballroom ceiling, and lots of other polishing. And still more work continues..

And there is an excellent assortment of food prepared onsite for you to dine on!

It is worth the trip from far and near.. do not miss the Keewatin.

1  Thank Chimney_Inspector
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Reviewed 27 December 2013 via mobile

There is something so genuine about the experience aboard this very special vessel that plied the waters of the Great Lakes so long ago. You truly are transported back in time when you're strolling across the decks of this gem of our maritime history. Nestled away in this sleepy port, it really feels like you've 'discovered' something special - something you want to share with friends and family alike. I highly recommend you take the time to see the Keewatin in all her splendor!

4  Thank SandroVerrelli
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

We booked a room in Midland for the specific reason of visiting the Keewatin. We were not disappointed. She is a ship that has returned home from Michigan after 50 years. The restoration has and still is being carried out so that visitors can appreciate a wonderful piece of Great Lakes history. In her day she was a vacationers dream of luxury. Our tour guide Justin was very knowledgeable of her beginnings - past history and future plans. Keeping in mind that she was built a year before the Titanic.....she has a double staircase just as beautiful but on a smaller scale. If you would like to travel back in time and are a maritime history lover...make the SS Keewatin a must see on your next travels.
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2  Thank Christie G
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Reviewed 20 August 2013 via mobile

We came to port McNicoll just to see the Keewatin and it was defiantly worth it.they really restored. it in 1 year they got a lot done we saw the whole ship and it was pretty cool especially the engine room but the gift shop didn't have models.the tour guide was really good at explaining the Keewatin and was really nice i highly recommend you come here

2  Thank CCSS2013
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Reviewed 16 August 2013

Very good tour by an extremely knowledgeable guide, Bill. This ship has been very lovingly restored and is worth a visit.

1  Thank NOLAlover045
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