Thursday 7 June 2012


The Royal Mail Ship SEGWUN backs out from the Muskoka Wharf in Gravenhurst, Ontario before turning and heading out into Lake Muskoka for it's morning cruise on September 23 last year. Built in 1887 in Glasgow, Scotland, R.M.S. SEGWUN  continues to hold status with Canada Post as an official " Royal Mail Ship". It is also North America's oldest operating hand-fired steamship.

Nice engine there WANDA III and worthy of at least my attention. It's the same design as the engines built for the Royal Canadian Navy minesweepers during World War I. The steam yacht WANDA III was built in 1905 in Toronto for Mrs. Margaret Eaton, the widow wife of Timothy Eaton, founder of Eaton's department stores. For more information about the many attractions and cruise times at Muskoka Wharf, I suggest you go to It's certainly worth the visit.

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