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THE TURKEY TRAIL

WORKING THE TURKEY TRAIL DELIVERING FREIGHT AND PASSENGERS

A map of the Turkey Trail

Look closely to see the Turkey Trail Route

The Norgoma followed in a long line of passenger and freight vessels that were the “lifeline” of the North Channel communities along the “Turkey Trail”. This was the name given to the east-west water route from Georgian Bay along the North Channel, up the St. Mary’s River to Lake Superior. Some say this is due to the erratic route the ship followed to the various ports of call. Other say it was associated with the ship because of the turkeys it carried from the Manitoulin Island.

The ship began her life carrying freight and passengers along the Turkey Trail. 

The Norgoma ran the Turkey Trail route from 1950 to 1963.

 

The Norgoma docked in Little Current Manitoulin Island 

Delivery of passengers and freight at Little Current Manitoulin Island

 

STOPS ALONG THE TURKEY TRAIL

The Route Started at Owen Sound ending in Sault Ste. Marie 

​Visits are made to many communities on Manitoulin Island and the North Shore of Georgian Bay.

  • Killarney
  • Manitowaning
  • Little Current
  • Kagawong
  • Gore Bay
  • Meldrum Bay
  • Cockburn Island
  • Thessalon
  • St. Joseph Island Hilton Beach, Richards Landing
  • Sault Ste. Marie
  • Whitefish Bay
  • Back to Sault Ste. Marie 

 

 

NEXT: ​The Norgoma as a Passenger Ship 

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