The cardboard boat race was the highpoint of the Festival. Cheers from the crowd encouraged the boat captains as they try to make it to shore without sinking.
A weekend full of fun and many people joined in all of the activites. Canoe tug-of-war, bike race, pancake breakfasts, BBQ lunches, fish fry, Pioneer Park with service groups, beer garden, live entertainment and of course, the famous cardboard boat races! Hourly boat tours on the Peerless II around Chantry Island were new this year and a great success.
The winter months are hard on the docks at Chantry Island. Preparing them for the summer boat tours requires innovation and alot of hard work. This summer required work underwater to arrange the chains that hold the dock in place.
Tourists board the Peerless II to visit Chantry Island on one of the first tours to the island this summer. Be sure to book your tour ahead. Call 519 797 5862.
The Southampton Marine Heritage Society would like to send out a huge Thanks to Professor Justin Brunner and his students who developed a new website for the Marine Heritage Society to help us promote The Chantry Island Tours. This was done as a whole class project with 26 websites developed and with the help of our volunteers they narrowed it down to 10 then to 4 and then to this new site. What a wonderful way for our volunteer group to get students involved.
The gift shop is where you can book your tour to Chantry Island and has a very unique mixture of souvenir and one of a kind hand crafted gifts.
Volunteers have worked hard to prepare Chantry Island for the 17the Season of Tours.