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The last Edwardian passenger steamship in the world, the S.S. Keewatin, is returning home to Canada.

On Sat., June 23, 2012, the S.S. Keewatin returns to Port McNicoll, Ontario, bringing full circle a storied, 100-year route for the crown jewel in the Canadian Pacific Railway’s once-mighty Great Lakes Steamship fleet.

The S.S. Keewatin is the last remaining Edwardian passenger steamship in the world, five years older than the Titanic and as luxuriously appointed. Skyline International Development Inc. celebrates the ship’s historic return to the town of Port McNicoll not only as an homage to the region’s rich past, but as the first step in its revitalized and prosperous future.

Once docked, the S.S. Keewatin will operate as a maritime museum, managed by the S.S. Keewatin Foundation.

On June 23, the S.S. Keewatin will be arriving at the Port McNicoll Yacht Club, Talbot St & 1 Ave., Port McNicoll.

The celebrations begin at noon, with the Port McNicoll Village Choir, Children’s Community Choir, Georgian Bay Brass Band, Beausoleil First Nations Drum Group and Dancers. The S.S. Keewatin arrives at 2 p.m. for its official welcome.

The event is open to the public from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, go to http://sskeewatin.com

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