Navigating the Thomson Ship Model Collection
Unique in Canada and considered to be one of the finest private collections of ship models in the world, the Thomson Collection of Ship Models is part of one of the most significant acts of philanthropy in Canadian history. The models span 350 years, combining exquisite craftsmanship and maritime technological and cultural history.
This series delves into the stories behind the ship models, the ships that inspired them and the people that created them.
On August 31, 1911, the steam yacht Gunilda sank beneath the surface of Lake Superior in Northern Ontario. Today, the wreck is famous amongst divers as being one of the world's most intact and interesting freshwater wrecks. View fascinating dive photos, explore the Gunilda model and learn more about America's Gilded Age.