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Sault Star Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Wednesday, October 11,2017


Through the years there has been an ongoing struggle for funds to maintain and renovate the Norgoma. On Wednesday, October 11, 2017, City Council addressed the issue again. They were looking at relocating the ship. Councillors Susan Myers and Sandra Hollingsworth spoke in defence of the Norgoma after Mathew Shoemaker and Rick Niro spoke about "removing the eyesore M.S. Norgoma from the Bondar Marina". Click on "Councillors Spar Over Norgoma" to read the article in the Sault Star by Elaine Della-Mattia


November, 11,2017

From The Algoma News Saturday, May 14, 2016 " Keeping 'living history' alive"

In this article about the St. Joseph Island Historical Society there is a short account of the Norgoma, depicting how it was used by the Islanders. See exert below.


Image of a young girl passenger leaving St. Joe for SSM

Many businesses operated on St. Joe, and relied on vessels, such as the freighter/passenger ferry Norgoma to transport goods, cars and people.

Originally based in Owen Sound, Ontario, she travelled the North Channel route providing service on a regular basis for many years and is now berthed permanently as a museum ship in Sault Ste. Marie.

"The big kids would get on the Norgoma and go to the Sault for community night. In the early days if you ordered something from the catalogue and it was too big for the mail, it came on the ship", said Ward.

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