On Saturday, a cruise with deep routes in the southern Georgian Bay region made its first voyage under its new identity.
The Georgian Legacy, formerly known as Miss Midland, left the port of Penetanguishene, her new home, for the first time on Saturday.
“Our ship’s name is Heritage, so it’s Georgian Heritage,” says Michael Lee of Landmark Cruises, the ship’s new owner. “These are the things that are often forgotten, that are worked hard for and forgotten, and these are the things that you want to leave behind.”
Lee purchased the ship in February 2021. With most of its offerings based in the Tobermory area, the ship has extended its reach to southern parts of Georgian Bay.
Lee says they have built a strong relationship with the city, with plans to stay in the community for years to come.
“We have a program in place to give back a portion of our ticket sales to the Penetanguishene community, and we’re looking forward to seeing who can be helped in the community here,” Lee said.
The new route will take just under three hours and will take cyclists to the west side of Mosely Island and Honey Harbour.
“We want to reflect the story of the history of the First Nations, the French and the English who colonized these areas,” explains Lee. “There’s so much history here that’s incredibly rich, and we want people to learn from that.”