Monday, August 23, 2010

Chippewa III/ My World

M.V. Chippewa III, Parry Sound, Ontario

From 1955 to 1990, Chippewa III was known as The Maid of the Mist at Niagara Falls, Canada. 
Four years later renamed Chippewa III, she cruised through the Welland Canal to Lake Erie and then northward to Parry Sound on Georgian Bay ( Lake Huron). Wow! She has sailed on three of the five Great Lakes!


Dinner bell? Probably not

Today, tourists can board Chippewa III to view me of the 30,00 islands in Georgian Bay. Depending on which cruise tourists choose, the fee may include dinner.  To find out more, click HERE



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35 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

What a beautiful bell!
I would love to do this cruise, plus a dinner in such a beautiful boat!
Léia :)

RuneE said...

I have a weak spot for old ships, and this looks like one that deserves a space.

Rambling Round said...

Sounds like a great way to see the islands. Love that bell!

B SQUARED said...

Looks like fun!

'Tsuki said...

The bell is just gorgeous !

Nessa said...

I lived in Niagara Falls Canada for a while in 1986. Watching the boat under The Falls was always fascinating.

Small City Scenes said...

That old girl has been around and she is still enjoying life on the water.
I would like to go on a tour boat. We have plenty around here I just have never done it. I guess I should. MB

Kathy said...

Looks like a fun excursion ~ especially this time of the year.

Sylvia K said...

I, too, love old ships and this is a great one! Love the bell! What fun it would be to take a cruise on this ship! Marvelous post and photos as always! Thanks for sharing! Have a great week!

Sylvia

cieldequimper said...

All aboard! Actually there's too many of them on this lovely ship for me. Call me arrogant if you like.

Paulie said...

Neat ship and neat bell and probably, yes, it is the call to dinner. Maybe other things also. Did you ride it?

George said...

I think a cruise on this boat would be wonderful. I wonder if there is any chance Chippewa III can make it to the other two Great Lakes?

Mildred said...

That would be the most fun! Back in 1970, I did the Niagara Falls tour - it was great!

Carver said...

She's a beautiful boat. Sounds like fun to go out on her.

caughtbymycamera said...

Great old boat. The bell is a gem.

Photo Cache said...

looks like she has delivered countless fun memories to her guests. i would love to try the dinner cruise over the san fran bay here.

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Starnitesky said...

A very hard working boat!

ρομπερτ said...

Always two hands full of water beneath the keel. What a great ship. Please have a good Tuesday.

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Carol said...

It looks like a fun ride, but when I was at Niagara Falls, I didn't go on the Maid of the Mist. I like the bell.

Farmchick said...

I love the bell too. Looks like fun and I would like to take a cruise!

Becky and Gary said...

I'd love to ride on this!
I bet that bell have a wonderful ring..
B.

Jack and Joann said...

Jack and I rode the Maid of the Mists at Niagra Falls so I must have been on this boat. I remember getting very very wet even with my raincoat with hood.

Al said...

That looks great. I'd love to sail on any of the Great Lakes!

Kris said...

I hope that no-one lost their lunch!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a cool excursion that would be! I'll take the Dinner Cruise, thank you.

Ebie said...

The Lady of the Mist was popular and I did not know it was renamed. This would be nice cruise. She's really a hardworking ship.

ladyfi said...

A lovely cruise - what a relaxing way to see the scenery.

Malyss said...

The maid of the mist is such a beautyful name! i thought that those boats were bigger.. I'd like so much to have atour on it!And someone is caring of that bell very well!

Kaori said...

She sure gets around! I like the fancy bell :D

Arija said...

What a rich and interesting life's story and still going strong. A remarkable lady indeed and I would love tour around in her if only I could still fly. Unfortunately I am permanently grounded.

Thank you for letting us se her and getting a glimpse of her past. I bet that bell has some tales to tell.

Ann said...

Did it sail to the Niagara falls? I remember I couldn't believe how small the boats looked.

Patti said...

Interesting post, EG.
I saw the Maid of the Mist in the 60s when we took a vacation to Niagara Falls. How cool.

Thanks for bringing back good memories.

That bell is fantastic.

Craver Vii said...

I am curious to know about I and II, but it sounds like a true legacy, so when IV emerges some day, I would not be surprised to find that it is a 'Chippewa off the old block.'

michael said...

Love that old bell.

lisaschaos said...

Love the boat! Especially the bell!!

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