Aazhaawe Ferry. Virginia Beach, Ontario
My world is frozen and to show you just how frozen it is, here's the ferry that crosses from Virginia Beach to Georgina Island, home to the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation. Yep, the ferry is out of the water and securely tied to the shore.
Red marks the spot where the ferry is now sitting on the southern shore of Lake Simcoe
Closeup of Georgina and the route the ferry takes
The ferry runs April to December. In winter, residents and visiting ice fishers cross to the mainland and back on an ice bridge in snowmobiles and, when the ice is strong enough, in trucks.
Ice fishing hutsFishing is a pastime summer and winter, and right now the the lake is dotted with ice fishing huts.
Back of the ferry - Aazhaawe, means "to go aross."
The ferry holds up to 18 cars and there's also room for 50 walk-on passengers. It crosses several times each day, the schedule HERE but it won't be leaving till April!
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