The new loading ramp for the ferry slip on the Chappy side is now on a trailer at the point. For those who don’t pay attention to the signs, perhaps that will be a tip off that something is going on down there. The new ramp will be installed this weekend, May 11 and 12.

Vehicle traffic will be suspended between 9 a.m. on Saturday until the next day at 3 p.m. Foot passengers and bicycles will be carried during the entire operation. Loading will be at the extra slip to the left of the main slip.

As usual, when the ferry cannot carry vehicles, the fire department and the ferry crew uses their backup plan to provide ambulance and fire service to Chappy. As always, call 911 in an emergency.

Part of the Chappy Point parking area will be occupied by construction equipment and materials. Positioning of equipment on the point will begin on Friday May 10.

Over the weekend, you may park a car in town without worrying about the posted time limits as long as your vehicle is in a legal parking space. I suggest not parking overnight on Main street.

The next Chappy Community Center potluck is on Wednesday May 15 starting at 6 p.m. Check the CCC website for further information and updates on activities planned for this summer.

The next meeting of the Chappy Ferry Steering Committee is on Thursday May 23 at 5 p.m. The sea level rise folks will be reporting on the progress of their adaptation study. See the town website for the zoom link.

The sixth annual Chappy Point to Point foot race is on Sunday June 30. Google “Chappy Point to Point Race 2024” to find the race website. Volunteers can contact Lynn at to sign up to help out.

The annual meeting of the Chappaquiddick Island Association is on Saturday morning August 3 this year.