We are happy that the City of Kingston is now planning to design and install a professional exhibit involving the historic steam launch Phoebe in her centennial year of 2014.
We will keep you posted, for archival information look up the information listed in the side bar, or visit our archival websites.
The Phoebe exhibit shelter from a birds-eye view.
This is the earliest photo of the historic steam launch Phoebe, at the Muskoka Wharf in Gravenhurst, Ontario, Canada. This was 1914, the boat had arrived a month earlier by rail car from Kingston, ON and deliverd to her famous owner Dr. John Brashear and his wife Phoebe Stewart Brashear. The Brashears were from Pittsburgh PA, USA; the family “summered” on Lake Muskoka, near Gravenhurst. The railway station is just to the right, trains from Toronto, Ontario and Buffallo New York can be seen in the background. Photo credit, Ken Robinson.
We must give credit where it is due, this magnificent timber framed exhibit shelter was built by twelve highschool students in the Building and Construction Internship Program of the Limestone District School Board at Kingston, Ontario. The teacher Sean Conboy is seated at the left lower corner. The smiles on these student faces are inspiring and well deserved. For a gallery of photos go to our website at the Friends of the Phoebe, see right window of this blog.
Where we volunteer: the Pump House Steam Museum is located at the lower left in this aireal view of Kingston. It is the red brick building just north of the yacht club. Photo credit: Jack Chang
Town Crier Chris Wyman announces the 160th aniversary of the Kingston Water Works Company, now the Pump House Steam Museum at Kingston, ON.