Ferry starts Friday

photo by Rob Gowan of The Sun Times.

Business as usual for capacity, cafeteria, ‘Boatique’

OWEN SOUND—The MS Chi-Cheemaun ferry, which serves as a link to Tobermory on the Bruce Peninsula, is on schedule and due to arrive in South Baymouth on its inaugural 2022 run this Friday, May 6 at 10:50 am.

Fares and full schedule have not yet been posted on the ferry’s website, although the ontarioferries.com website does have a travel plan estimate that will provide rates extrapolated from the 2021 rates.

The Expositor has learned that the ferry will run at full capacity and the cafeteria will again be open for business. The ‘Boatique’ will also be open this season.

Concerns about the ferry following a fire in one of its boiler rooms have been allayed, with the ferry arriving as scheduled in Owen Sound on Sunday. The ferry passed through the Thunder Bay and the Soo locks late last week, returning from its regular checkup stint in drydock.

Calls to the Owen Sound Transportation Company seeking clarification on the 2022 rates and schedule were not returned by press time Monday.