Chi-Cheemaun’s 2022 sailing season ends

By Rosalind Russell – The Chi-Cheemaun had its final run yesterday. 

The ferry will depart for Tobermory today and arrive at her winter berth in Owen Sound Harbour later in the day.

Owen Sound Transportation says their final traffic numbers fared better than expected given this being their first season operating without COVID-19 capacity restrictions since 2019.

According to the release, as of last Friday, the ferry carried 21 per cent more vehicles and 31 per cent more passengers over the 2021 sailing season, for a total of 57,320 vehicles and 154,312 passengers.

It was also noted there were 28 cancelled trips, ten due to weather and 18 due to mechanical issues. 

The Chi-Cheemaun provides vehicle and passenger ferry service between the ports of Tobermory on the Bruce Peninsula and South Baymouth, Manitoulin Island.

Photo: The Chi-Cheemaun heads to its winter berth today. The agency says they had a successful 2022 sailing season. Photo provided by OSTC and used with permission.

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