Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Big Canoe

The Chi-Cheemaun (it means Big Canoe in the Ojibwe language) ferries vehicles and people 25 miles (40km) across Lake Huron from Tobermory on the Bruce Peninsula to South Baymouth on Manitoulin Island.

At 365 feet (111 m) long with a 62 foot (19 m) beam and room for 648 passengers and 143 vehicles, it is definitely, without doubt, a Very Big Canoe indeed.

14 comments:

sonia a. mascaro said...

Wow! Really a very big canoe!

Thanks for your nice visiting on my place. Sorry, I did not told you that I return to post on Leaves of Grass.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

That's a big canoe, all right. ;-)

Rajesh said...

That is very big and a beauty.

Carolynn said...

Now I know an Ojibwe word.

Thanks for stopping by my place and leaving your recommendations for the recipe adaptation.

Luke Wiley said...

a cool ship, with amazing engineering!

Brian said...

A big canoe in Inuktitut would be “Umiak”

Hyde DP said...

looks like a very comfortable canoe too

Beverly said...

Yes, indeed, a big canoe. I love seeing where all you've been.

Suldog said...

I've never seen a ship whose nose is adjustable like that. Fascinating.

brattcat said...

And one I would definitely prefer not to paddle. Good shot and informative commentary. Thanks for your visit to Brattleboro.

Craver Vii said...

Oooo, paint it like a great big shark! That would be so cool!!

Charles Bjørnsen Ravndal said...

That's a big canoe indeed! I like how the front looks like. Cool!

Hilary said...

Now show us the paddle...

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I'll say! BIG CANOE, Indeed!
Amazing, really....This is such a wonderful trip you are on...!