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  • Segwun & Sagamo in retirement
    Image       Segwun and Sagamo in retirement at dock in Gravenhurst.
    Image     Segwun and Sagamo in retirement at dock in Gravenhurst.
  • Steamboat Sagamo in Port Carling locks
    Image       Sagamo awaits passage from Lake Rosseau to Lake Muskoka at Port Carling lock in 1958, her final season before retirement. Note the marking on the boat for The 100 Mile Cruise which was a very popular all-day excursion from 1923 to 1958. Passengers would travel by train from Toronto, spend ...
    Image     Sagamo awaits passage from Lake Rosseau to Lake Muskoka at Port Carling lock in 1958, her final season before retirement. Note the marking on the boat for The 100 Mile ...
  • Oriole & Medora steamboats at Beaumaris
    Image       Muskoka Navigation Company steamers Oriole (in right foreground) and Medora (behind wharf) at Beaumaris about 1900. The Oriole was on the noon run into Bracebridge and once (after this picture was taken) upset in the Muskoka River luckily without any loss of life. After this event, false sides were added ...
    Image     Muskoka Navigation Company steamers Oriole (in right foreground) and Medora (behind wharf) at Beaumaris about 1900. The Oriole was on the noon run into Bracebridge and once (after this picture ...
  • Sagamo at Port Carling
    Image       Muskoka Navigation Co. Sagamo navigating through the logs floating in the water at Port Carling.
    Image     Muskoka Navigation Co. Sagamo navigating through the logs floating in the water at Port Carling.
  • Steamers at Port Carling
    Image       Steamers coming and going at Port Carling. Steamboat traffic was busy on the lakes of Muskoka at the height of the season, especially during the early decades of the twentieth century.
    Image     Steamers coming and going at Port Carling. Steamboat traffic was busy on the lakes of Muskoka at the height of the season, especially during the early decades of the twentieth ...
  • Sagamo Steamer on Lake Rosseau
    Image       The Sagamo was the largest and most extravagant steamship to sail the inland waterways of Ontario from 1907 to 1958. Rebuilt after a fire in 1925, she was the last steamer still operating in Muskoka during the 1950s. In addition to being the largest steamer on Muskoka lakes, she was ...
    Image     The Sagamo was the largest and most extravagant steamship to sail the inland waterways of Ontario from 1907 to 1958. Rebuilt after a fire in 1925, she was the last ...
  • Nipissing steamboat
    Image       The Nipissing, a sidewheeler built in 1871, was the first flagship of the Muskoka Lakes Navigation Company. She sailed until August of 1886 when she was consumed by fire. Her engines and boiler were salvaged and installed in a second Nipissing, the current Segwun.
    Image     The Nipissing, a sidewheeler built in 1871, was the first flagship of the Muskoka Lakes Navigation Company. She sailed until August of 1886 when she was consumed by fire. Her ...
  • Cherokee steamboat
    Image       The Cherokee began service in 1908, accomodating 400 passengers. Starting in 1931 she became known as the "Sunset Cruiser", taking passengers from lakeside hotels to Port Carling for evening dances. Although retired in 1950 and dismantled in 1961, her wheelhouse and officer's cabins are now on display at the Muskoka ...
    Image     The Cherokee began service in 1908, accomodating 400 passengers. Starting in 1931 she became known as the "Sunset Cruiser", taking passengers from lakeside hotels to Port Carling for evening dances. ...
  • Medora steamboat
    Image       Built in 1893, the Medora was 122 feet long. In 1901-2, she was enlarged another 20 feet, making her the largest ship on the Muskoka Lakes until the Sagamo appeared in 1906. The Medora was retired in 1931, placed in dry dock and unfortunately gutted by fire in 1940.
    Image     Built in 1893, the Medora was 122 feet long. In 1901-2, she was enlarged another 20 feet, making her the largest ship on the Muskoka Lakes until the Sagamo appeared ...
  • R.M.S. Segwun steamboat
    Image       R.M.S. Segwun, the oldest Royal Mail Ship in the world, had been purchased in 1960 by the Town of Gravenhurst and maintained as a museum. In 1973, it was purchased by the Ontario Roadbuilders and fully restored. By 1981 it was sailing again and continues today in 2016. This postcard ...
    Image     R.M.S. Segwun, the oldest Royal Mail Ship in the world, had been purchased in 1960 by the Town of Gravenhurst and maintained as a museum. In 1973, it was purchased ...
  • R.M.S. Segwun steamboat
    Image       The R.M.S. Segwun shown in Bracebridge Bay during the early years of her run. Originally built in 1887 as the Nipissing II, she underwent extensive renovations in 1925 and was given a new name - Segwun. With the end of the steamboat era in the 1950's, she became a museum ...
    Image     The R.M.S. Segwun shown in Bracebridge Bay during the early years of her run. Originally built in 1887 as the Nipissing II, she underwent extensive renovations in 1925 and was ...
  • Steamer Mildred on the Muskoka River
    Image       The Steamer "Mildred" travelling down the Muskoka River with passengers enjoying the sights.
    Image     The Steamer "Mildred" travelling down the Muskoka River with passengers enjoying the sights.
  • The Mildred cruise boat
    Imagecomment       See Muskoka the "Mildred" Way, according to the back of this postcard. Three cruises every day left from the Wharf in Bracebridge. Morning cruise fare $2, afternoon cruise fare $2.50 and sunset cruise fare $1.50 Her captain was R. J. MacPherson.
    Imagecomment     See Muskoka the "Mildred" Way, according to the back of this postcard. Three cruises every day left from the Wharf in Bracebridge. Morning cruise fare $2, afternoon cruise fare $2.50 ...
  • Segwun Boat Tours, Muskoka.
    Image       After years as a museum, the Segwun was restored and re-launched in 1974. Improvements to the ship continued into the 1980s with the removal of state rooms and the addition of modern equipment. June 27 1981 marked her return to cruising the Muskoka lakes.
    Image     After years as a museum, the Segwun was restored and re-launched in 1974. Improvements to the ship continued into the 1980s with the removal of state rooms and the addition ...
  • R.M.S. Segwun. Lake Muskoka, ONT.
    Image       R. M. S. Segwun, Lake Muskoka, Ontario postcard by Thatcher Studio, Bracebridge, 1944
    Image     R. M. S. Segwun, Lake Muskoka, Ontario postcard by Thatcher Studio, Bracebridge, 1944
  • Algonquin Steamboat on the Muskoka River near Huntsville, Ontario.
    Image       "Algonquin" on Muskoka River near Huntsville, Muskoka photo by AnnaBelle Studio
    Image     "Algonquin" on Muskoka River near Huntsville, Muskoka photo by AnnaBelle Studio
  • Northern Steamboat
    Image       Northern steamer at dock
    Image     Northern steamer at dock
  • Steamboat Florence Main coming into dock, near Huntsville, Ontario.
    Image       Steamboat Florence Main coming into dock, near Huntsville, Ontario.
    Image     Steamboat Florence Main coming into dock, near Huntsville, Ontario.
  • S.S. Gem at Port Sydney, Muskoka, Ontario.
    Image       S.S. Gem at Port Sydney, Muskoka, Ontario. The vessel's owner Albert Sydney-Smith stands beside her on the wharf. Captain Lyle Casselman appears on deck. In the distance is the S.S. Joe.
    Image     S.S. Gem at Port Sydney, Muskoka, Ontario. The vessel's owner Albert Sydney-Smith stands beside her on the wharf. Captain Lyle Casselman appears on deck. In the distance is the S.S. ...
  • Waterfront Huntsville, Ontario, looking west.
Town dock, the Algonquin, the Huntsville Planing Mills Ltd.
    Image       At Huntsville, Muskoka photo by AnnaBelle Studio
    Image     At Huntsville, Muskoka photo by AnnaBelle Studio
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