Monday, June 8, 2015

Ladies of the Lakes

Muskoka Steamships docked in Gravenhurst - copyright Gabriele Wills
These majestic ships are once again sailing the lakes. Now 128 years old, the R.M.S. Segwun, on the left, is the oldest operating steamship in North America. The Wenonah II is a modern replica that exudes the essence of Edwardian Muskoka.

A century ago, the steamships met trains from Toronto at Gravenhurst, and provided the only way for people and their paraphernalia to travel to resorts and summer homes. For more historical info about the Muskoka steamships, see this Age of Elegance post.

There’s no better way to experience Muskoka than aboard one of these ships – perhaps on a romantic sunset dinner cruise. Check out the Muskoka Steamships website for details.


  1. Would love to cruise on either of these beauties! Great photo.

    1. Thanks! I do hope you have a chance to cruise some time.