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Friday, June 28, 2019

S.S. Trolley to Cruise Around Saugeen Shores Again

Saugeen Shores | by Megan Johnson  

New this year are two new stops, an audio guided tour and a $5 flat rate for hop-on hop-off purposes

The S.S. Trolley is rolling back into Saugeen Shores this summer with a few changes to the route, price and the addition of an audio guided tour.

Chair of the S.S. Trolley Committee, Ian Trotman says instead of users paying for each ride they can now pay a flat day rate of $5.

"We felt with a flat rate, hop-on-hop-off, they get the chance to stay the whole day on the Trolley, they hear about the history through the new audio guide and get off on those stops without having to pay again."

The audio links for the new guide were provided  through HATCH and are coordinated with GPS to play at certain spots and will detail the history of Saugeen Shores read by local speakers. 

"Each of the local spots have a local resident talking about what they remember of the area. The stop near Chantry Island, people talk about the Lighthouse and the Lighthouse Keepers... and we learn about the furniture factory and other things."

The Trolley is operated by the Saugeen Shores Chamber of Commerce and travels between Southampton and Port Elgin from 10-6 p.m. and can be tracked via GPS available on smartphones and other devices.

Trotman says two new stops were added this year.

"The first one is at the foot of South Street at Huron, right by South Beach which was a recommendation by a local resident and the second one is at the Port Elgin Tourist Camp,to avoid using Goderich Street."

Other notable stops include the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre and the Port Elgin Splash Pad.

The Trolley will run throughout the summer months until September 2. For more information visit - sstrolley.ca

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