Sunday, June 16, 2024

Arts & Culture

In 1974, the Chi-Cheemaun made its first run transporting passengers and cars from Tobermory on the Bruce Peninsula to South Baymouth on Manitoulin Island. Now, 50 years later, historian Richard J. Thomas chronicles the design, construction, maintenance, and operation of this remarkable ship, which remains in service to this day, in his newest book: The Jewel of Georgian Bay: Celebrating 50 Years of the Chi-Cheemaun. Over 80 of the Chi-Cheemaun's builders, sailors, and travellers have also contributed their memories and...
For over 30 years, the memories of Gwen Lamont’s childhood were buried beneath a protective gauze of forgetting. Her memoir, The View From Coffin Ridge: A Childhood Exhumed, is a remarkable story about what happens when we are forced to reconcile with a long forgotten past and with the characters who shaped it. No one knew of her poor, chaotic family. No one knew she had been a child bride, or of her close brush with death at the hands...

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