Chi-Cheemaun ferry sailing season expected to start on time

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OWEN SOUND—The Owen Sound Transportation Company (OSTC) anticipates the Chi-Cheemaun ferry service between Tobermory and South Baymouth to begin as scheduled, on Friday, May 6.

As has been reported previously, on March 12, while in dry-dock in Thunder Bay, the Chi-Cheemaun suffered fire damage to its boiler room.

“The OSTC is working diligently to have the vessel ready to enter service as scheduled, Friday, May 6, and at this point in time, does not anticipate any delays,” a OSTC April 11 release explains.

“The OSTC recognizes the importance of the Chi-Cheemaun to the local economy, specifically the tourism industry.”

“Reservations are available to be made from the 2022 season both online and by telephone. If there is disruption to the season start date, OSTC will be in contact with customers to assist them with rescheduling or to provide a refund,” the release continues.

The OSTC adds, “if there are service disruptions, OSTC will promptly update any schedule changes through its website and social media channels.”