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RMS Segwun: Queen of Muskoka

RMS Segwun: Queen of Muskoka (EPUB ebook)

By Hind, Andrew
By Da Silva, Maria

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.
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ISBN 9781459704442
Published 2 Apr 2012
Publisher Dundurn
Available in EPUB format
Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
Language en

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ISBN-13 9781459704442
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Dundurn
Imprint Natural Heritage
Released 2 Apr 2012
Publication Country United States United States
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Hind, Andrew
By Da Silva, Maria
Category History
American History
Transport Technology
Ships & Shipping: General Interest
Number of Pages 80
Dimensions Width: 148mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 3mm
Dewey Code 386
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Ships, Boats & Waterways: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade