Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tuesday Travels: Touring Michigan's S.S. Keewatin

Over the weekend, I recounted a recent tour of the historic S.S. Keewatin in Douglas, Michigan, on my American Nomad blog. If you're curious, you can read all about it there, but in the meantime, here are some of the photos that I couldn't post on my other blog.

the main lobby for boarding passengers

the purser's office, located in the lobby

a porthole amid the sleeping quarters

the bridal suite

the preserved wheelhouse

smokestacks and lifeboats on the upper deck

amusing potty doors at the adjacent bar on the dock

four friends having lunch beside Kalamazoo Lake

And, of course, if you ever have a chance to see the Keewatin for yourself, I highly recommend taking the Grand Tour, as Dan, Warren, Missy, and I did!


R.R.Jones said...

I love boats/ships/dinghies, I'm sure I was a mariner in a past life, lol.
In 1998 I went sailing with some friends on a boat once owned by Herman Goering. 10 days around the Baltic, I loved it. The boat was old but large and when we sailed into Copenhagen, put the stereo on and cracked the beers it was like a people magnet, (mainly young ladies I'm happy to report). Happy days, happy days, lol.

Laura Martone said...

Yeah, Reg, boats are wonderful things indeed. Your voyage, by the way, sounds amazing - oh, to experience such a sail... with or without young ladies in tow! ;-)

Donna Hole said...

Very nice tour Laura. Love the out-houses! I need a vacation to the coast now.


Marguerite said...

Looks like such a lovely old ship! Thanks so much for the tour. And lunch by the lake looks wonderful!

Laura Martone said...

Thanks, Donna! And, yes, get yourself to the coast pronto! It's quite rejuvenating.

You're welcome, Marguerite. It IS a lovely old ship! If only I could've experienced it in its heyday...

Steph Damore said...

Laura, you remind me of just how cool Michigan is. I can't wait to visit family and friends up north soon!

Laura Martone said...

It is a pretty cool state, Steph. Full of surprises! I hope you have a wonderful time with your family and friends. Until then, enjoy your new home!

Kathryn Magendie said...

laughing at the "just wiggle/just shake" - !

Deb@RGRamblings said...

Great shots! Where are you now?

Laura Martone said...

Haha, Kathryn! I know, right? I thought that was hilarious, too - hence the photo op. Course, I felt a little funny snapping a picture of the bathrooms, but I get the feeling I'm not the only one. ;-)

Hi, Deb! It's good to see your face again! How the heck have you been? As for me, I'm in northern Michigan at the moment, but I'll soon be headed south to the Big Easy... and as you might guess, I'm super-excited!