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Monday, March 14, 2016

Dining Upgrades on Chi-Cheemaun

Owen Sound | by Bayshore News Staff  

Carpet for the dining area and servery equipment will loaded on Monday.

Crews on Monday wait for truckloads of equipment to enhance the Chi-Cheemaun's dining area (Photo by Matthew Villeneuve). 

Truckloads of equipment will be loaded aboard the MS Chi-Cheemaun, as crews complete an off-season renovation of the vessel's interior.

President and CEO of the Owen Sound Transportation Company, Susan Schrempf, says carpeting for the dining area and the servery hardware will arrive on Monday.

It's the final stage of a $2.4-million project.

Schrempf tells Bayshore Broadcasting News construction on the structural component of the renovation is complete, so installation will proceed quickly.

The Chi-Cheemaun is a 40-year old vessel, and Schrempf says it hasn't seen many improvements to it's interior since it was built in 1974.

The 2016 dining area renovation will completely alter the space's footprint and provide guests with a more modern experience during a cruise.

Schrempf says the upgrade will be finished prior to the Scenic City Order of Good Cheer's April 30th cruise and the onboard Mayor's Breakfast on May 4th.

The Chi-Cheemaun's annual Spring Cruise to Tobermory is scheduled for May 5th.

According to Schrempf, the ferry's forward lounge will be renovated in 2017, and it'll include a proper entertainment area for musical guests.

She says the goal is to have the new 'Travel in Good Spirits' motto and imaging represented on the vessel's interior, as well.




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