This article tells the story of two historical boats on Lake of the Woods – one that ended with a bang, and one that started with a bang!
The Argyle was a ferry boat that provided ferry service between Keewatin, Norman, Coney Island and Rat Portage/Kenora from 1900 to 1936.
In 1946, writer John Royle embarked on a memorable week aboard the Grace Anne II. In this account, he relates what he describes as a novel, unique, intriguing experience.
In 1897, John William Stone travelled to Rat Portage and set up his business, the J.W. Stone Boat Manufacturing Company.