Saturday, December 12, 2009

Bigwin Steamboat Restoration

On Thursday December 10th, the Marine Museum accomplished a major step toward launching the SS Bigwin. The SS Bigwin was reunited with her steam engine. What an exciting moment when after 55 years apart the steam engine was lowered back in place ready to ply the water of Lake of Bays again. Joe Pruyn and Rod Carr were hired by the Marine Museum to install the steam engine, propeller and shaft. Joe and Rod worked together in Marsh Engineering which overhauled steam engines and boilers. We are very fotunate to have found 2 people with this type of experience. They will come back in early January to install the propeller, shaft, and rudder. We will keep you informed of our progress.

Jeff Gabura

Beauview Cottage Resort, Huntsville, Ontario, Canada 800-363-6047

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