Boughner: MS Chi-Cheemaun holds reminiscences of wonderful voyages

Do you know the MS Chi-Cheemaun is greater than a ship; it is a image of Owen Sound’s hospitality and love for nature.

The MS Chi-Cheemaun.
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Do you know the MS Chi-Cheemaun is greater than a ship; it’s an emblem of Owen Sound’s hospitality and love for nature.

Its gleaming white sides maintain not simply passengers and cargo however the reminiscences of 1000’s of wonderful voyages throughout the crystal blue waters it calls dwelling. And dinner cruises and stargazing make the ship greater than only a ferry experience.

I’m instructed the meals are wonderful and have both prime rib, duck or catch of the day in addition to a chef’s particular.

The ship has been ferrying autos and passengers between Tobermory on the tip of the Bruce Peninsula and South Baymouth on Manitoulin Island since 1947, the most recent in a protracted line of ships which have sailed that route because the 1920s.

Chef Andy Mackey has been within the kitchen of the Chi-Cheemaun for over 20 years, so long as they’ve been providing sundown dinner cruises.


In search of some nice leisure near dwelling in Chatham-Kent or Sarnia-Lambton?

In that case, no must journey all the best way to Toronto or Stratford. Petrolia is simply an hour’s drive away and the quaint little neighborhood, dwelling to former MPP Marcel Beaubien, can be dwelling to the Victoria Playhouse.

Homicide for Two, taking centre stage by means of July 21, is taken into account a musical comedy to die for.

A brand new comedy known as The New Canadian Curling Membership will probably be supplied Aug. 6-25 and Hogan’s Hoedown will entertain crowds Sept. 3-22.

An exhilarating live performance occasion, Dracula a chamber musical, is slated for Oct. 15-27.


Hundreds of individuals will fill Leamington’s Seacliffe Park July 19-21 for the Leamington RibFest.

Organizers anticipate 5 ribbers, three craft brewers and 9 flavours, 10 reside leisure acts and 40 distributors.


The 40th annual Ruthven Apple Competition is slated for Sept. 28 and 29 at Colasanti’s Tropical Gardens in Kingsville.

This marks the 39th yr for the neighborhood occasion geared for the complete household crammed with enjoyable, meals, craft and leisure.

The pageant is hosted at Colasanti’s in Ruthven on the outskirts of Kingsville.

The pageant boasts its in style farmer’s market crammed with all of the bounty of Essex County.

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