RMS Segwun: Queen of Muskoka (Paperback)

RMS Segwun: Queen of Muskoka By Andrew Hind, Maria Da Silva Cover Image

RMS Segwun: Queen of Muskoka (Paperback)

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One hundred and twenty-five years of steamboating in Muskoka come alive with the anniversary celebration of the RMS Segwun.

The Royal Mail Ship Segwun is the oldest operating steamship in North America, a Muskoka icon, and one of Ontario's best-known tourist attractions. Built as a paddlewheeler in 1887, the RMS Segwun saw her initial career suspended in the 1950s when the ship ceased operations. Fortunately, she began a new chapter in 1974 when she was lovingly restored and magnificent sightseeing cruises were offered. Those who board the vessel step back in time to a romantic era in cottage country's history when steamboats were vital to settlement, tourism, and economic development.

The history of this celebrated Canadian ship and her sister vessels that made up the Muskoka Navigation Company fleet is thoughtfully explored, as is the long and significant past of steamboating on the Muskoka lakes. Historical and contemporary photographs complement the story of this Queen of Muskoka in recognition of her 125th anniversary.

Andrew Hind and Maria Da Silva are freelance writers who have long vacationed in Muskoka. Both contribute regularly to regional publications such as The Muskokan, Muskoka Magazine, Muskoka Sun, and Muskoka Sideroads, and have written many travel articles on Muskoka resorts for newspapers and magazines both in Canada and abroad. Their most recent title, Muskoka Resorts: Then and Now, was released in 2011. They live in Bradford, Ontario.
Product Details ISBN: 9781459704428
ISBN-10: 1459704428
Publisher: Natural Heritage Books
Publication Date: May 15th, 2012
Pages: 80
Language: English