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Public Notice


A Propane run has been scheduled for the following day for the Pelee Islander

Thursday, July 18 Pelee Islander revised sailings schedule

Departing Pelee – 9:00am (as scheduled)

Departing Leamington – 11:00am (Propane run, no passengers)

Departing Pelee to Sandusky – 1:00pm (As Scheduled)

Departing Sandusky – 3:30pm (As Scheduled)

Departing Pelee – 5:30pm (Propane run, no passengers)

Departing Leamington – 7:00pm (Additional sailing)



Persons making plans to use the Pelee Island Ferry Service to or from Sandusky should be advised that this service may be cancelled on very short notice from time to time during the 2019 operating season due to high water levels. The deck surface of the Jackson Street Pier in Sandusky is close to and at water level. Changes in wind direction have caused the ferry dock portion to become partially submerged during this period of record breaking high water levels on Lake Erie. Ferry service will be cancelled when water levels create a safety hazard for the service.


 Ferry Parking at the Sandusky port

Pelee Island Transportation Service would like to advise all ferry customer of the construction work that is currently underway at the Jackson Street Pier, Sandusky, OH., resulting in no on-site parking for foot passengers. There is currently only the ability for drop off & pick up of passengers & luggage. For drivers of vehicles who are going as foot passengers please ensure you have sufficient time to return to the ship after parking to avoid missing the departure of the vessel.

For more information on the Jackson Street Pier construction project, please click here. For up-to-date progress please see the Project Webcams


Shoreline Drive Project Update

Sandusky Passengers

Starting Tuesday, June 25th the south side of Shoreline Drive from Jackson St to Wayne St will be closed to all vehicular traffic in order to allow the contractor to continue with the removal of pavement and tracks, installation of underground utilities, subgrade stabilization, installation of pavement sub-base and base, sidewalk and curb.

During this closure detour signs will be set up at all of the intersections along Water Street directing vehicular traffic to access Shoreline Dr via Franklin St at Shoreline Park. Message boards will be placed at Jackson/Water and Wayne/Water directing visitors to use Franklin St to access Shoreline Dr for the duration of the project.

Additional information regarding the closure;

  • For any Ferry Passengers parking south of Water St, a pedestrian access will be maintained at the Mylander Plaza crossing Shoreline Dr.
  • For any Ferry Passengers looking to board the Pelee Islander with a vehicle or be dropped off at the Ferry location will need to access Shoreline Dr at Franklin St, traveling west bound until they reach their destination. When exciting their destination onto Shoreline Drive, they will again travel west bound all the way down to Lawrence/Water St to exit.

For up to date road closures or project information click the link:





The Owen Sound Transportation Company Limited has been given permission by the Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula to offer overnight dry camping on our loading lot for up to 10 RVs or self-contained house trailer units from June 14th – September 4, 2019. This is limited to only those vehicles who have reservations for the 7:00am sailing the next day. Pop-up tent trailer are excluded. For more details please call 1-800-265-3163 or email us at



Chi-Cheemaun Ferry Parking Lot Fees 2019

Owen Sound Transportation Company has implemented parking fees for overnight and multi-day parking at the Tobermory and South Baymouth ferry terminal parking lots during the summer sailing season effective Thursday, August 1st, 2019. Parking fees are in effect until Tuesday, September 3.

Ferry parking lots are restricted to ferry users only. Passengers are required to purchase their parking pass at the time of ticket purchase. Parking passes must be displayed prominently in the windshield of the vehicle. Vehicles without valid parking passes will be towed.

2019 Parking Fees:

Same Day- FREE

Daily – $10/day

Weekly – $60/week (7 days)



In order to maximize opportunities for customers to make reservations The Owen Sound Transportation Company  has updated its cancellation policy.

Effective June 14th, 2019 OSTC’s cancellation policy is as follows;  If you cancel or reschedule your sailing WITHIN 24 hours of your original departure time you will be charged the full amount of your vehicle fare. If you cancel or reschedule your sailing WITHIN 48-24 hours of your original departure time you will be charged half the booked vehicle fare. No-shows (individuals who make a reservation and do not show up AND do not cancel their reservation) will be charged the full vehicle fare. There is no charge to cancel or reschedule prior to 48 hours from scheduled departure. Cancellations or changes to reservations can be made by telephone within our operating hours, or by email 24 hours a day.

Thank you for your understanding,

The Owen Sound Transportation Company