By Rosalind Russell – The Chi-Cheemaun has put their stamp … literally on their unique service.
Canada Post is releasing five new stamps highlighting ferry transportation in Canada featuring five ferries operating in Canadian waters honouring the country’s rich marine heritage.
The stamp issue presents five ferries, each representing different regions of Canada including the Chi-Cheemaun which travels between Tobermory on the Bruce Peninsula and South Baymouth on Manitoulin Island across Lake Huron’s Georgian Bay.
The four others are in British Columbia, Toronto, Quebec, and New Brunswick.
Chi-Cheemaun, which means “big canoe” in Ojibwe, was built in 1974 and runs from May to October. The ferry features Woodland-inspired artwork on its bow and funnel, while on-board amenities include Muskoka chairs on the upper deck and an art gallery.
The other four factories are the Victoria (Swartz Bay, Vancouver Island), B.C., across the Salish Sea, the Trillium between Toronto and the Toronto Islands across Lake Ontario, the Alphonse-Desjardins linking Québec and Lévis, Quebec across the St. Lawrence River, and the Grand Manan V that connects Blacks Harbour and Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick across the Bay of Fundy.