Monday, September 20, 2010

Muskoka Wharf/ My World

Wenonah II, Gravenhurst, Ontario

Yesterday was a beautiful day, the last weekend of the summer of 2010, so my husband and I drove north to Gravenhurst on Lake Muskoka to enjoy this beautiful time of year. While at the Muskoka Wharf eating drop-dead delicious Kawartha ice cream, I was lucky enough to capture the Wenonah II just before it docked.

The Wenonah II takes up to 200 tourists on various cruises in this area.

RMS (Royal Mail Ship) Segwun, North America's oldest operating steamship

RMS Segwun was already at the dock, smoke still emitting from her stack. Smaller than the Wenonah II (she can carry up to 99 passengers), she was built in 1887, originally as a side-wheel paddle steamer called Nippissing II. But in 1925 it was rebuilt and renamed Seqwun, which means "Springtime" in the language of the Objibwa.





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40 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

I love these boat shots. And to thinks the smaller steamboat is still operating, at such an advanced age, even though refurbished. I am glad you got out to enjoy the day and take these wonderful pictures. MB

Leif Hagen said...

She's a lovely, historic boat, she is she is!

Carver said...

Those are beautiful boats and looks like the perfect day to be out.

Lyndsey said...

Perfect shot of the boat in the first one, picture postcard perfect! I like them both. Looks like an ideal day for sure.

Rambling Round said...

What a great boat for sightseeing!

B SQUARED said...

Looks like a beautiful day for a scenic cruise.

Sylvia K said...

Love the boat and what a lovely place! Would love to visit there and take a little cruise on the boat and enjoy some ice cream! Your photos are the next best thing to doing just that! Have a great week!

Sylvia

Carol said...

Great photos! The Wenonah II is impressive, and the ice cream sounds pretty good too. The steamship is a good capture also, surprising she still is operating.

ewok1993 said...

oh my it was the last weekend of summer. so quickly it had arrived.

i would love to take a spin/cruise in that lovely boat.

Marie said...

Lovely for a sightseeing trip :-)

Cezar and Léia said...

Glad that you enjoy so adorable day and your pictures are beautiful.This huge boat is amazing, I would love to join those tourists , imagine...what a cool adventure for me!
Léia

Felisol said...

Two lovely ladies, a piece of traveling history.
I love the fact that they are still sailing.
Restoring of old ships are a sought for craftsmanship here at the coast.

noel said...

aloha,

beautiful vista of this steamer, these are so wonderfully maintained

Kathy said...

Wow, a boat that's over a century old and still in service. Amazing. They just don't build them like they used to, do they?

aka Penelope said...

These historic vessels have such charm when compared to the larger transport boats such as BC Ferries. Your “drop-dead delicious” ice cream has me wanting to taste the flavor!

George said...

Thanks for the pictures of these beautiful ships.

Farmchick said...

That is a really beautiful boat. Nice shots.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Lovely old boat and I wish I was on it. Beautiful photo.

Bill said...

She is a beauty. I love steam ships.

Kay L. Davies said...

They're both beautiful. Would love to be a passenger on either one of them. I love boats and ships, and water of almost any sort.

Kay,
Alberta

dawn said...

Lovely shots and a beautiful place to visit!

SandyCarlson said...

Really, really beautiful.

J Bar said...

Marvellous shot.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Patti said...

That top photo looks like a painting!

Interesting post ~ always like to read some history.

Glad you had such lovely weather.

Patti said...

P.S. There is a road in a nearby town named Ojibwa Trail. I wonder if any of that tribe lived here?

Lesley said...

ah, there is so much romance to the Segwun and it is wonderful that it is still running!

ladyfi said...

So lovely and romantic!

BraCom (Bram) said...

beautiful ship and photos



Have a nice week,
Greetings, Bram

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Reader Wil said...

This boat is an antiquity! Such ships have character and create a feeling of nostalgia. Have a great week!

Rob G said...

Lovely shot.

NatureFootstep said...

I would not mind a boat ride today. My world it grey, grey and more grey.

Luna Miranda said...

i'd love to be in that boat.:p she's beautiful. glad to know you're enjoying the last days of summer--we're still having torrential rains here.:(

VioletSky said...

Thanks for the lovely photo of the Segwun. I meant to go up that way all summer and never quite made it. Maybe next year.

Gattina said...

Looks like a beautiful excursion !

see you there! said...

I'd love to take the cruise. Or try the ice cream. Or both.

Darla

Random Treasures said...

Great shots of the boat. Lovely and beautiful. I am sure you won't have a lot of such great days remaining before the winter. Even here in Colorado, the trees have started to prepare for the fall

anjoe playhouse said...

She looks mighty proud! Great shots, and a nice place to enjoy the last summer weekend ;-)

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Fantastic shots of the boats. Looked like a perfect day for a sail. I envy the Kawarthas.

Ebie said...

Business must be brisk, I see a lot of tourist. The weather looks great for a perfect day to be cruisin'.

Ellen said...

These are great shots! :)

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