Proud of our History - the original MV Bluenose

by Darrell Mercer

Marine Atlantic, its predecessor CN Marine, and pre-confederation Newfoundland coastal boats have a strong and proud history serving the people of Atlantic Canada through ferry terminals, passenger vessels and rail service.

In this week’s “Throwback Thursday” blog posting we highlight the original MV Bluenose, which serviced the Yarmouth, NS to Bar Harbour, ME route from 1955-1982.

A vessel that transported tourists and commercial trucks between Nova Scotia and the United States, it was recognized as a ship that offered stately amenities and travel convenience for passengers and businesses alike.

During its 27 years in service, the vessel transported millions of passengers and vehicles across the Bay of Fundy.

We hope you enjoy these photos showing the original vessel on the Yarmouth-Bar Harbour crossing. As always, we welcome your photos for posting in a future blog. Please email your photos to socialmedia@marineatlantic.ca  including any facts such as the date and location.

Next week, we highlight the Cape Tormentine, NB, ferry terminal.

 

 

                
  • MV Bluenose under construction circa 1950s

  • MV Bluenose christening ceremony Lauzon, Quebec circa 1955

  • MV Bluenose christening ceremony Lauzon, Quebec circa 1955

  • MV Bluenose circa 1950s

  • MV Bluenose Yarmouth circa 1950s

  • MV Bluenose circa 1950s

  • MV Bluenose circa 1950s

  • MV Bluenose docking in Yarmouth circa 1960s

  • MV Bluenose approaching Yarmouth circa 1960s

  • MV Bluenose approaching Yarmouth circa 1960s

  • MV Bluenose duty free shop circa 1960s

  • MV Bluenose circa 1960s

  • MV Bluenose circa 1960s

  • MV Bluenose circa 1960s

  • MV Bluenose vehicle deck circa 1960s

  • MV Bluenose dining area circa 1960s

  • MV Bluenose seating lounge circa 1960s

  • MV Bluenose circa 1960s

  • MV Bluenose approaching Yarmouth circa 1960s

  • MV Bluenose approaching dock in Yarmouth circa 1970s

  • MV Bluenose circa 1970s

  • MV Bluenose circa 1970s

  • MV Bluenose circa 1970

  • MV Bluenose circa late 1970s

  • MV Bluenose circa late 1970s

  • MV Bluenose circa 1980

  • MV Bluenose circa 1980