Proud of our History - Cape Tormentine Terminal

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 Cape Tormentine, New Brunswick ferry terminal which serviced the Prince Edward Island-New Brunswick crossing from 1917-1997. The community’s name was derived from the cape headland that extends into the Northumberland Strait.

Recognized as an important part of both the Atlantic Canadian railway and ferry service infrastructure, Cape Tormentine became a gateway for goods and people throughout the region.

We hope you enjoy these photos which show a busy ferry terminal that played an integral role in connecting Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick for over 80 years.

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 SS Bar Haven, a Newfoundland coastal boat that served from 1948 to 1973.

                
  • MV Abegweit docked in Cape Tormentine, NB circa 1950s

  • Cape Tormentine, NB circa 1950s

  • Cape Tormentine, NB circa 1950s

  • Cape Tormentine, NB circa 1950s

  • Cape Tormentine, NB circa 1950s

  • Cape Tormentine, NB circa 1950s

  • Cape Tormentine, NB circa 1960s

  • Cape Tormentine, NB circa 1950s

  • Cape Tormentine, NB circa 1950s

  • Cape Tormentine, NB circa 1960s

  • Cape Tormentine, NB circa 1970s

  • Cape Tormentine, NB circa 1970s

  • Cape Tormentine, NB circa 1970s

  • Cape Tormentine, NB circa 1970s

  • Cape Tormentine, NB circa 1970s

  • MV Vacationland and MV John Hamilton Grey circa 1970s

  • MV Vacationland and MV John Hamilton Grey circa 1970s

  • Cape Tormentine, NB circa 1970s

  • MV Abegweit docked in Cape Tormentine, NB circa 1970s

  • Cape Tormentine, NB circa 1970s

  • Gift shop circa 1970s

  • Cape Tormentine, NB circa 1980s

  • Cape Tormentine, NB circa 1980s

  • Cape Tormentine, NB circa 1980s

  • Cape Tormentine, NB circa 1980s