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Tuesday Tales from the Archives – Film Star!

November 20, 2017


R.M.S. Segwun Stars in a Movie

CBC Sunshine SketchesThe pictures on this page appear to be about 100 years old. In fact, they were taken during the third week of September, 2011.

The Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) in celebration of their 75th year, have been making a movie in Gravenhurst, using R.M.S. Segwun as the main ship.  The film company describes the movie as:

“This reinterpretation of Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town combines two key stories from Leacock’s enduring classic of the same name, first published in 1912: the sinking of The Mariposa Belle steamer with its holiday crowd in the perilously shallow waters of Lake Wissanotti; together with the frantic campaign to save Mariposa’s hotel and public bar from the Liquor Commission’s shutdown (“the most daring campaign ever attempted in the history of licensed liquor”). Leacock’s sly, humorous portrait of small-town Canada—a portrait that mirrors the whole nation—remains intact in the adaptation.”

From the Muskoka Steamships & Discovery Centre archives