Celebrating 60 Years
Proud of our Heritage. Passionate about our Future.
Steeped in entrepreneurial spirit, McKeil has over 60 years of history in Canada’s maritime industry. Since 1956, we’ve provided transportation and project services for a wide range of customers and industry sectors.
Our passion remains in delivering the next innovative solution.
The roots of entrepreneurship and honest, hard work are traced back to founder Evans McKeil. Today we honour his vision by continuously demonstrating a commitment to people, excellent customer service and our community.
In 2016, we commemorated our 60th anniversary by celebrating with our crew, customers and suppliers—and thanking all for their contributions to our continued success.
We've also commissioned some lasting tributes to our past including:
- the MicMac guitar, a handcrafted instrument named after McKeil's first boat;
- an original watercolour by marine artist Paul C. LaMarre II, and
- an original composition, Evans Spirit, performed and recorded by John McDermott and the Hamilton Children's Choir.
Media coverage for our 60th anniversary included:
- Canadian Sailings, May 16: McKeil Marine at 60—a family success story.
- Green Marine, May 20: McKeil Marine names new environmentally friendlier vessel after the man who started it all.
- Maritime Magazine, Summer 2016: From underdog to big league niche player.