On Sunday June 3, there will be only one Chappy ferryboat in service. It will be the shorter of the two so expect a delay. Give yourself at least an extra 45 minutes to get across. I’m surprised at how busy the ferry was on the Tuesday after Memorial Day. Usually the traffic on that day can easily be handled by one ferry. This year both boats were running constantly throughout the day with a person on shore collecting fares from the waiting line on Daggett street.

You can help your fellow travelers by removing your trailer hitch. This will make your vehicle almost a foot shorter which will make it much more likely that three vehicles will fit aboard the ferryboat each trip. If you have a choice between driving a small car rather than a big truck that day, that will also speed things up. The On Time 2 is the shorter of the two ferries at 56 feet in length.

The On Time 3 is 64 feet long. That eight-foot difference makes a big difference. The On Time 3 will be going up to Vineyard Haven at 5 a.m. to be hauled out of the water at the Packer Marine Railway to be fitted with new propellers which will make her move more efficiently through the water. We ordered the new propellers when the boat was out of the water last fall. They had to be manufactured and of course that took three times longer than originally estimated and this is the first chance that we have to get them on before summer. She will be back home that evening and back to work Monday morning.

The Chappy Ferry is now running on the summer schedule, which means that, weather permitting, the ferry operates continuously from 6:45 a.m. through midnight — weather permitting, that is. To schedule early trips from Chappy, see the ferry captain in person before 5 p.m. on the day before your early trip. Payment in advance of the additional fee is required.

The Chappy store, under its new name of Jerry’s Place, will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Beginning on Saturday June 23, it will be open daily. The shelves and coolers are well stocked with candy, beverages, sandwiches, pastries, ice cream and many other items that will save you a trip to town.

Slip Away Farm will be open Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are already many vegetables being harvested.

The Trustees of Reservations have begun the tours to Cape Pogue Light. Call 508-627-3599 for information and to make a reservation. For an up to date status on TTOR beach access call 508-627-8390. The Pied Piper ferry from Falmouth began its season on Memorial Day weekend. It will run on a Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until June 17 when it goes onto its daily summer schedule. The first trip over in the morning now leaves Falmouth at 11:30 a.m. on Friday and the last trip back on Sunday leaves Memorial Wharf at 5:15 p.m.

A memorial gathering for Edo Potter will be celebrated at the Pimpneymouse farmhouse on Saturday, June 2 beginning at 2 p.m. Sharing of memories and refreshments will follow. Vans will be provided at the ferry point for folks coming over on foot. Please make donations in Edo’s memory to the Chappy Fund c/o Sheriff’s Meadow, P.O. Box 1088, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 or sheriffsmeadow.org. In the designation/memo space online, please designate “Chappy Fund.” Edo died January 24 at age 91.

Send Chappy news to peterchappyferry@gmail.com.