The lake boat, Keewatin, was built in Scotland by the same folks that brought you the Titanic. Built a few years before that great ship, it shares many design characteristics. The passenger cabins were very similar. At 300′, it was too long to fit through the Weiland Canal, which was only 250′ at the time. So the front third was designed to be unbolted and the boat locked through in pieces. It remained in passenger service until the 1960s, and then was consigned to the scrap heap. It languished on death’s door until it was turned into a floating museum.


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