The SS Michipicoten, Owen Sound Transportation Company's first ship, travels upriver at Little Rapids Cut on the St. Mary’s River, southeast of Sault Ste. Marie. photo by A. E. Young, Jay Bascom collection

OWEN SOUND - Today, March 10, 2021, marks exactly 100 years since the founders of Owen Sound Transportation Company (OSTC), the present-day operator of the MS Chi-Cheemaun ferry between South Baymouth and Tobermory, filed their letters patent to launch the company as a competitor in the busy Lake Huron shipping trade of the early 20th century.

“The planned 100th year celebrations for 2021 have...

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