Thursday, October 11, 2012

Kwasind, 100 years old and looking fine.

The Kwasind is one of the two century-old passenger ferries belonging to the Royal Canadian Yacht Club in Toronto.  Built for the club by the Polson Iron works in 1912 as a steam powered passenger ferry, she was converted to internal combustion in 1946.  Power is now a 115 hp Caterpillar diesel engine.
Sharing duties with the older Hiawatha she continues to reliably provide ferry service for members between the mainland and the club's premises located near Centre Island.

At the foot of Yonge St. May 21 1929
November 2012

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