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How old is the Chi-Cheemaun?

How old is the Chi-Cheemaun?

A trip aboard Chi-Cheemaun is a long standing Great Lakes tradition dating back to the 1930s when a small, wooden vessel, Kagawong, first ferried vehicles across the Georgian Bay between Tobermory and South Baymouth.

Is there a ferry from Owen Sound to Manitoulin Island?

The M.S Chi-Cheemaun is a passenger ferry capable of transporting 600 passengers and 150 vehicles, offering scenic crossings between Tobermory on the Bruce Peninsula and South Baymouth on Manitoulin Island.

Is Chi Chi Man Running?

The Chi-Cheemaun ferry, which is operated by the Owen Sound Transportation Company, usually starts sailing on May 1. However, it will now start operating on June 1 under conditions from Transport Canada. Susan Schrempf, president and CEO of the company, says the ferry will be operational for essential travel only.

How long is the ferry ride from Tobermory to Manitoulin?

2 hour
Set sail for a 2 hour cruise from Tobermory at the very tip of the Bruce Peninsula, to Manitoulin Island, the world’s largest freshwater island. The 111 metre ship can ferry almost 650 passengers and over 140 vehicles!

How do I book Chi Cheemaun?

Call 1-800-265-3163 during operating hours or email [email protected] 24 hours a day to cancel or reschedule a booking. All passengers must vacate the vehicle deck during passage. Vehicles are loaded and unloaded at the owner’s risk.

Can dogs go on the Chi Cheemaun?

Pets are allowed onboard the MS Chi-Cheemaun. Pets must be on leashes or in cages and accompanied by their owner and will be allowed on the outside Cafeteria deck only.

How do I book Chi-Cheemaun?

How much is the ferry from Tobermory to Manitoulin Island?

The quickest way to get from Tobermory to Manitoulin Island is to car ferry and taxi which costs $110 – $180 and takes 2h 56m.

How much does the Chi Cheemaun cost?

Prices effective as of January 2020

Passengers Does not include vehicle fee One-Way Walk-On Excursion (New)†
Adult (12 years or older) $17.20 $26.00
Child (5 to 11 years) $8.55 $13.00
Child (under 5 years) FREE FREE
Senior (65 years or older) $14.85 $21.60

Can you smoke on the Chi Cheemaun?

Chi Cheemaun however there is room for carry on luggage in the mid ship walk on passenger area. We now offer a smoke and vaping free environment on the entire ship.

How much is the ferry in Tobermory?

Is there a bridge from Tobermory to Manitoulin Island?

Design. The bridge carries Highway 6 (formerly Highway 68) across a narrow channel separating Manitoulin Island from the much smaller Goat Island, forming the only land access. The width of the bridge is 15’1” for loads.

What did the Owen Sound Transportation Company do?

Established in 1921 by three Owen Sound businessmen and owners of the North American Bent Chair Company, the Owen Sound Transportation Company (OSTC) operated the chair manufacturer’s steamboat SS Michipicoten for procuring materials along the north shore of Lake Huron and Manitoulin Island and delivering finished products from Owen Sound.

When did Ontario Northland Transportation Company acquire OSTs?

In 1974, Ontario Northland Transportation Company (ONTS) acquired OSTC and launched the state-of-the-art MS Chi-Cheemaun (“Big Canoe”) capable of transporting 600 passengers and close to 150 vehicles with a crossing time of less than two hours.

When did OSTC merge with Dominion Transportation Company?

During that time OSTC merged with the Dominion Transportation Company, added a new ship, the SS Norisle with a capacity of 50 automobiles and 250 passengers, and in 1963 added the diesel powered MS Norgoma to handle increased traffic.

Is there a boat from Pelee Island to Owen Sound?

Explore sundrenched vineyards in one of the mildest climates in the country. With multiple vessels offering smooth sailing to Pelee Island, and departure points in Canada and the U.S., we’re proud to connect you to this unique Canadian destination.