Marine Heritage Society getting ready for a busy summer season

The Marine Heritage Society is gearing up for one of its busiest summer seasons.

You know summer has arrived when the tours to Chantry Island Lighthouse begin.  By reservation, visitors board the Peerless II Tour Boat for an exciting excursion to Chantry Island where they learn first-hand about the life of a lighthouse keeper.  Climbing to the top of the lighthouse with its view of Lake Huron and visiting the ‘Keeper’s Quarter’, gives visitors a peek into the past.

Then, every Friday throughout July and August, it’s time to take in the Artisans and Tastes Market where visitors can meet local vendors and artisans.  Located at the Southampton Coliseum parking lot only a short walk from downtown Southampton, the Market is a lively spot from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.



In mid-July, the Marine Heritage Festival takes over the Southampton Harbour and shoreline as the fun-filled free family festival weekend begins with a barrage of activities.  From a pancake breakfast and BBQ to a fish fry, beer gardens, and live entertainment, the highlight of the weekend is the cardboard boat races and gold hunt with Captain Wayne Sparrow.  An event not to be missed.




The Marine Heritage Society is a not-for-profit group of local volunteers who are dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of the community’s marine history.

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