ss KEEWATIN

ss KEEWATIN
built by Fairfield Govan,
Yard No 453

Propulsion: Steam, quadruple expansion 3300 HP, 14 knots
Launched: Saturday, 06/07/1907
Built: 1907
Ship Type: Passenger Vessel
Ship's Role: Lake Huro Lake Superior services
Tonnage: 3856 grt
Length: 336.5 feet
Breadth: 43.8 feet
Owner History:
Canadian Pacific Railway Company
R J Peterson of Douglas Michigan 1967
Status: Preserved - 2013
Web site: http://www.keewatinmaritimemuseum.com
Remarks: She left the Clyde 14th September 1907 and after discharging a cargo of drain pipes, was cut in half at Davie Shipyard, Levis, towed to Buffalo Dry Dock and re
joined. She was reduced to cargo only in 1965 and was then destined for the breakers.

However she was saved that fate and was set up as a static museum ship at Tower Marina in Douglas, Michigan after being purchased in 1967 by R J Peterson of Douglas Michigan. The Petersons looked after the ship since then until 2011 when she was purchased by another body who have taken her back to her homeport of Port McNicoll.

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Previous update by George Robinson


Last updated: by Bruce Biddulph from the original records by Stuart Cameron


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