Five years older than Titanic, SS Keewatin was built in 1907 in Govan, Scotland, in the same Edwardian-era tradition-and with a similar focus on luxury, comfort, and class-as the famous ocean liner. After crossing the Atlantic, Keewatin entered service in 1908 as part of CPR's Upper Great Lakes fleet. And for more than 50 seasons, her lake route was the two-and-a-half-day run from her home port of Port McNicoll, Ontario. To another key CPR terminal, Port Arthur/Fort William (now Thunder Bay), Ontario. She was eventually retired on November 28, 1965.
The last Edwardian steamer delivered tens of thousands of immigrants, moved troops in both World Wars and introduced tourism to the Canadian North and West. Her design has been praised by Frank Lloyd Wright, immortalized in movies and TV shows, and she still attracts media attention today. Restored to full glory, she is an indisputable Canadian treasure and continues to serve as a living history experience in Port McNicoll, Ontario.
Adding to its collectability, the mintage is extremely limited to just 3,000. Also included with this fine silver coin is a beautiful, limited edition print, signed by artist Benjamin Swartz. The reverse design features a starboard bow view of SS Keewatin in service in the Canadian Pacific Railway Upper Lake fleet between 1908 and 1965. The obverse features the framed effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt beneath the port stern view of Keewatin, as she plies the waters between Port McNicoll, Ontario, and Port Arthur/Fort William (present-day Thunder Bay), Ontario. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Bullion\Silver\Coins".The seller is "canadiancoinandcurrency" and is located in this country: CA. This item can be shipped to Canada, United States.