Ship’s Ahoy for Chantry Island

There’s no electricity, no indoor plumbing, no heat, no beds … so why go and spend the night?

When it comes to the Chantry Island Cham-bettes, it’s for one reason … FUNdraising.

                                            The first Cham-bettes group leaves for Chantry Island

Each year, a group of the Cham-bettes actually pays to spend the night sleeping on the floor of the Keeper’s Quarter by lantern light. Each of the Cham-bettes pays $100 for the privilege with the monies going into their community projects coffer.

The Marine Heritage Society boat the Peerless II takes the group out in two boat loads with volunteer Captain and crew and then picks them up again at 7:30 the next morning.

This year, the traditional, FUNdraising excursion that brings Chantry Island to a complete close for the season, took place on Saturday, September 8th … the coldest night so far this season.