Blind River Digital Collection
The Norgoma - Manitoulin Island Ferry, Circa 1970
Description
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Postcards
Description
A postcard showing the MS Norgoma. The Norgoma was built in 1950 and was originally a steam ship used for packages and passenger transportation. It also had a limited capacity to be used as a car transport. The first leg of its lifetime was a once a week run between Owen Sound and Sault Ste. Marie. In 1963 it was retrofitted with diesel engines and in 1964 was transferred to being used between Tobermory and South Bay Mouth on Manitoulin Island. Its service continued until 1974 when it was replaced by the newer and larger MS Chi-Cheemaun.
Date of Original
Summer 1970
Subject(s)
Local identifier
2055
Collection
Sellers Collection
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 44.640833 Longitude: -81.768055
Contact
Timber Village Museum
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

180 Leacock St. P.O. Box 628

Blind River, ON P0R 1B0

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The Norgoma - Manitoulin Island Ferry, Circa 1970


A postcard showing the MS Norgoma. The Norgoma was built in 1950 and was originally a steam ship used for packages and passenger transportation. It also had a limited capacity to be used as a car transport. The first leg of its lifetime was a once a week run between Owen Sound and Sault Ste. Marie. In 1963 it was retrofitted with diesel engines and in 1964 was transferred to being used between Tobermory and South Bay Mouth on Manitoulin Island. Its service continued until 1974 when it was replaced by the newer and larger MS Chi-Cheemaun.