The Simpson-Flint House Bed and Breakfast

234 E. Washington Street, Sandusky, Ohio, 44870, United States
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Ferry To Canada?

by bevjerry

Can anyone tell me if there is a ferry that runs from the Sandusky area to Canada? We're planning a trip in late August to Ingersol, Ontario. It's about halfway between Detroit and Toronto. We'll probably be starting from the Cleveland area and wondered if a ferry might save a lot of driving.

RE: Ferry To Canada?

by CdnJane

I believe the only ferry in southern Ontario to the US would be the one from Rochester NY to Toronto. Not even sure that it is going to be running again this year.
Afraid you'll have to drive unless someone knows of any shorter way.

RE: RE: Ferry To Canada?

by Fullmoonfever

Ok, I'm not aware of any ferries and you didn't mention if you would be taking a car across, if not, you might be able to charter a boat that would take you across. I know this may sound sorta different, but I'm sure there are boats that would do that. However, I have not contacted any for this purposes. Get on the net and look at fishing charters first, they may be able to put you in touch with a boat. If you're taking a car, just forget all this. lol :)

RE: RE: Ferry To Canada?

by bevjerry

Thanks for your answers. We will be taking a car. We grew up in Cleveland and still have family there. I didn't recall ever hearing of a ferry when we were young, but we've been living in California for 45 years and I thought maybe things had changed. I rather doubt that a fishing charter could legally take you to and from the U.S. now that they arre so paranoid about Homeland security.

I did Google Ontario Ferries and it looked like there might be one from Canada to the U.S. but I wasn't sure about the other way round since they only quoted prices for the southbound trip.

RE: RE: Ferry To Canada?

by CdnJane

We just ship folks south! We don't want any more people here.... Not sure what they bring back to avoid an empty boat, though. Best not to ask.

RE: Ferry To Canada?

by the7hanlons

It's been a few months since you posted your question, but here's some information. We took the ferry last year (May 2005) from Sandusky to Ontario. They ferried our family of 7 and our minivan. We left Sandusky at 12:15pm local time and arrived at Kingsville Pier in Kingsville, Ontario at 6:30pm local time. We stopped once, at Pelee Island where we went through Customs, but it was a short stop. There is another ferry that stays overnight at Pelee Island then goes on to Ontario the next morning. Some people opt for that one so they can spend a little time touring the island. For more information, check or call 1-800-661-2220.

RE: RE: Ferry To Canada?

by bevjerry

Thanks so much. I'll check into it.


Travel Tips for Sandusky

Packing List

by mizgoldie

You certainly don't want to be without your bathing suit at this place. Sandals or flip flops are a must when on the water rides. The park people don't like you in bare feet! But make sure you have running shoes for the rest of the day, you will need a comfortable pair of shoes. You are always walking somewhere. Don't forget a towel, when it comes time to dry up and change back into the street clothes after being on the water rides you will need this item! The park has a medical service. Thank goodness we have never had to use it. Make sure to pack lots of film. You can buy it at the park but it will cost ya a little more for the convience!

Saint Mary's 1873

by Yaqui

On June 20, 1855 six men signed a note to purchase property in Sandusky, Ohio. In a few short months, St. Mary’s Catholic Church was completed on that lot. The German immigrants of the city, who had been worshiping at Holy Angels, succeeded in founding the second Catholic parish in Sandusky. Since that day, two church buildings, five school buildings, two cemeteries, two rectories, and two convents have been built. In addition, several thousand parishioners have been baptized and buried. Countless children have been educated. Untold numbers of people assisted with clothes, food, money, support and prayers.

The Germans who immigrated to Sandusky were first led by Fr. John P. Dolweck. Appointed by Rt. Rev. Louis Amadeus Rappe, Bishop of the Diocese of Cleveland, Fr. Dolweck began serving the people of Sandusky in 1853, while still at Holy Angels. Fr. Dolweck was succeeded by Fr. James J. Hamene, who completed construction of the first Church and a rectory. In 1857 St. Mary’s built their first school.

Several pastors served at St. Mary’s during the Civil War era, each contributing to the growth of the parish and school.

In 1873, under the direction of Fr. Nicholas Moes, the parish embarked upon a huge construction project, a new church. Noted architect Franz Georg Himpler was employed to plan and oversee the construction. Seven years later, the beautiful new church was dedicated by Bishop Ignatius Horstmann to Mary, Mother of Sorrows. The largest church in the city of Sandusky, this building continues to serve as a home for all parish activities and the center of faith.

In 1918, Fr. Joseph S. Widmann, who served St. Mary’s his entire 26 year priestly career, died. Fr. Widmann was responsible for building the three story school still in use. He was also pastor when the new Diocese of Toledo was erected.

Many water ride activities...

by mizgoldie

Many water ride activities right in the park. Soak City is also available, but it is an additional fee.
These other rides are included in your regular pass
When it is a warm day, its nice to cool off in 'White Water Landing'. The canoe takes you along a winding ride with water falls over head, eventually leading you to the final drop! Lots of fun!

Welcome to the North Coast!

by hdh002

"Sandusky, Ohio"

Sandusky, Ohio is the main tourist destination mainly due to Cedar Point Amusement park. Every year over a million and half people visit the park.
Because of this, several hotels have built indoor waterparks to draw visitors to their hotels. The waterparks are open year round and provide an alternative to Cedar Point if the weather is bad. Restaurants, shops and malls have built up around these waterparks.

Watersports is also a major draw to the area as Sandusky has been a major lake port for 200 years. Boat ramps in Sandusky and Catawba provide access to the lake and there are multiple marina's to dock your boat at.


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