RJ and Diane Peterson Great Lakes Foundation and Keewatin Museum

Port Mc Nicoll

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Two-hour tours traverse the upper decks and engine room of the S.S. Keewatin, exploring Edwardian staterooms and a Titanic-era engine

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Promotional value expires Oct 10, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Subject to availability. Valid for combined tours of the upper deck and engine room starting between 9am and noon, Monday-Friday, including holidays. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

To be considered a historical landmark, buildings must be at least 50 years old and contain at least one Founding Father’s skeleton. Feel history in your bones with this Groupon.

C$10 for S.S. Keewatin Two-Part Boat Tour (Up to C$20 Value)

The two-hour, two-part tour includes exploration of both the upper deck and engine room. Guests can view a variety of rooms including the dining room, crew quarters, and ladies’ smoking lounge. Below decks sit the grain holds, coal bunkers, and a working 3200 horsepower quadruple expansion steam engine, similar to what powered the Titanic. Groupon tours are valid from 9 a.m. to noon on weekdays. Children under 12 are free with adults.

S.S. Keewatin

Beginning its life in 1907, The S.S. Keewatin traveled the Great Lakes from the bottom of Georgian Bay to the tip of Lake Superior. Along with a fleet of four other ships, the Keewatin transported passengers on the 2.5-day trip for 58 seasons before being retired and considering a nice summer home in Florida. Though modern in one sense—it was one of the first vessels to carry radar on the lakes—the Keewatin was brought down by its wood cabin construction and inability to keep up with the speed of more contemporary planes and trains.

Today, the ship survives in its permanent spot at Port McNicoll. Tours explore the passengers and crew's staterooms along with the more glamorous ladies' smoking lounge and a dining room of the Edwardian period. Below deck lies the Titanic-era 3,200 horsepower quadruple expansion steam engine that powered the great ship as well as its demure disco.

Customer Reviews

Really great tour!
Wayne H. · September 7, 2015
Extremely informative tour of a Canadian treasure!! Beautiful ship!
Jo-ann C. · October 13, 2014
interesting to see these old lake cruise ships compared with the modern ships we have sailed on in the last few years
JIM H. · October 12, 2014

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