Sept 4, 2018: OSTC Statement regarding the cancellation of 3 of 4 round-trips on Labour Day Monday.
OSTC deeply regrets the inconvenience to our customers this Labour Day, particularly on what was for many of them, the final day of their family vacations.
At approximately 5:45am on Monday, September 3, the Chi-Cheemaun ferry’s vehicle ramp was damaged during the course of a normal daily pre-startup procedure.
Upon notification, OSTC immediately dispatched personnel from Owen Sound, and cancelled the first round-trip of the day which was scheduled to depart from Tobermory at 7am.
Public messaging was sent out via Twitter, the company webpage, the company Facebook page, and media release. Wherever possible, customers also were contacted via telephone.
Public messages concerning schedule changes were updated throughout the day as soon as new information became available.
The repair and subsequent inspection necessitated the cancellation of three of the ferry service’s four scheduled round trips, and a significant delay to the single round-trip which departed from Tobermory at 5:38pm and South Baymouth at7:38pm.
An active investigation into the cause of the incident is underway.
INTRODUCING THE PELEE ISLANDER II
Click here for information and photos of the new Pelee Islander II
CHI-CHEEMAUN’S UPDATED TRAVEL ADVISORY FOR SEPTEMBER 3, 2018
Ferry ramp repairs are now complete. Ferry cannot leave until repair is seen by inspector at approximately 4:30pm. There will be one round trip departing Tobermory at approximately 5:00pm and South Baymouth at 7:00pm. All customers are being contacted and advised that they can be accommodated on the earlier sailing.
CHI-CHEEMAUN TRAVEL ADVISORY: September 3, 2018
the 11:20am departure from Tobermory and 1:30pm from South Baymouth are cancelled, and more info will follow. All remaining sailings today are tentative pending the results of a mechanical repair.
Pelee Island Transportation Services
|Please note that there will be no alcoholic beverage sales or service on the Jiimaan from Friday, August 31 to Monday, September 3|
Pelee Island Transportation Service
Chi-Cheemaun’s Labour Day Weekend Sailing Availability
Pelee Island Propane Run
A propane run has been scheduled for Monday, August 27. Pelee Islander revised schedule is listed below;
9:00 am – Departing Pelee Island – As scheduled
11:00 am – Departing Leamington – Propane run, (Note the scheduled 11am is cancelled for passengers)
1:00 pm – Departing Pelee for Sandusky – As Scheduled
3:30 pm – Departing Sandusky – As Scheduled
5:30 pm – Departing Pelee – (Propane Run, no passengers)
7:00 pm – Departing Leamington – Additional sailing added for passengers
Schedule change effective August 1, 2018
Updated August 13, 2018
Pelee Island Transportation Ferry service will continue to operate from Leamington until further notice.
Each year on or around August 1, the Pelee Island Ferry Service moves its mainland ferry operations from Leamington to Kingsville for the second half of the ferry season.
Ferry services will not be moving to Kingsville on August 1, 2018 as scheduled due to the continuing requirement for the new ferry “Pelee Islander II” to remain at the Kingsville dock for a few more weeks. The ferry service apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause for customers.
The additional time in Kingsville is necessary for the completion of a series of activities related to crew training, vessel inspections and certification, all required to facilitate the safe movement of the new ferry from Kingsville to Leamington.
Pelee Island Transportation Service will provide updates on the final determined moving date, and a date on which the new ferry will go into service as the preparatory activities are completed.
AUG 13 UPDATE: Ferry operations are scheduled to move from the Leamington dock to KINGSVILLE for Tuesday, September 4. Please note that this moving date is the planned date but can be changed if conditions require.
Issued July 18, 2018: Updated August 13, 2018
OSTC and Pelee Island Transportation Service
Chi-Cheemaun Online Reservation Temporarily Unavailable
OSTC would like to apologize for the inconvenience of the online reservation currently being unavailable. During this high volume period, we’ve temporarily suspended online reservation to maximize deck use to ensure we get more customers on-board. During this time, please call 1-800-265-3163 and one of our agents will assist you in completing the reservation. Thank you for your patience. Please see the below chart with the updated sailings for the August 7 to August 13th.
The Owen Sound Transportation Company regrets to announce the cancellation of Chi-Cheemaun’s 2018 Fall Cruise from Tobermory to Owen Sound, scheduled for Monday, October 15. Upon completing the 2018 ferry season, the ship will sail from Tobermory to a dry dock facility for preventative maintenance.
Chi-Cheemaun’s Annual Spring Cruise will take place on Thursday, May 2nd, 2019. Tickets will be available for purchase at the end of the ferry operating season in October, 2018.
Revised sailing schedule For Pelee Islander
Wednesday, July 25
6:00pm: Departing Pelee –– Additional sailing added
Thursday, July 26
7:15am: Departing Leamington (Propane run, no passengers)
9:00am: Departing Pelee – As scheduled
11:00am: Departing Leamington – As Scheduled
1:00pm: Departing Pelee for Sandusky – As Scheduled
3:30pm: Departing Sandusky – As Scheduled
5:30pm: Departing Pelee – (Propane Run, no passengers)
7:00pm: Departing Leamington – Additional sailing added
NOTICE OF ROAD CLOSURE
Location of Work Area: Erie St. South (between Seacliff Dr. and Robson Rd.) Municipality of Leamington
Start Date: Monday, June 25, 2018 (weather permitting)
Duration: 2.5 months
Due to sewer construction, Erie St. South (between Seacliff Dr. and Robson Rd.) will be completely
closed to traffic on Monday, June 25th, 2018 for approximately 2.5 months. Emergency vehicles and thru traffic cannot be maintained at this location. During the closure, we ask that all traffic follow the posted detour around the construction zone.
Thank you and we apologize for any inconvenience.
Alexander N. Del Brocco, C.E.T
Engineering Project Manager
Municipality of Leamington
(519) 326-5761 x 1369
Chi-Cheemaun’s 2018 Series
From Dinner Cruises to Dinner Cruises & Concerts, Interpretation Programs from Parks & Wikwemikong Tourism, dockside Puppet Shows in Tobermory & Collaborative performance with Award Winning Authors & Musician. Check out the calendar of events and plan a trip
2018 Pelee Island Pheasant Hunt Schedule
The 2018 Hunt Schedule is complete, click here for full schedule
2018 ANNUAL SPRING CRUISE
The Chi-Cheemaun Annual Spring Cruise from Owen Sound to Tobermory will take place Thursday May 3rd, 2018. Tickets are now on sale and available for purchase at the Owen Sound Transportation Company & Tourist Information Centre in Springmount or by calling 1-800-265-3163.
Tickets are $70.00 per person includes Cruise, buffet lunch & shuttle bus. The Chi-Cheemaun will depart the Owen Sound Harbour at 12 Noon, boarding will begin at 11:00 am.m with arrival in Tobermory at approximately 4:30p.m. Passengers will be met at Tobermory by buses and arrival in Owen Sound is expected to be 6:30 p.m.
IMPORTANT PUBLIC NOTICE
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