EBDG guides dining upgrade for Owen Sound ferry

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(SEATTLE) — The ferry MS Chi-Cheemaun has been a staple of Georgian Bay for over 40 years. A $2.4 million renovation to convert the cafeteria into a fine-dining area was completed in time for the ship's re-entry into service for the 2016 sailing season. The interior design takes a completely new approach to how the space is used, with creation of seven specific lighting zones, a bar area, and a clear division between the fine dining and general dining areas.  

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) provided architectural and engineering services, acted as regulatory liaison, and supported Owen Sound Transportation through construction. Successful completion of this fast-paced project was achieved with close client communications and excellent responsiveness from subcontractors Directions in Design and Galley Design and Sales.

The interior renovations coincide with a First Nations-themed branding on the exterior, which are designed to convert the ferry from simply a transportation vessel into a tourist destination. 

For more information, visit www.ebdg.com

By Professional Mariner Staff