Archives Posted in December 2013

Happy Holidays from all of us at Marine Atlantic

by Paul Griffin, President and CEO

The Holiday Season is truly a time to reflect upon the past, the present and the future. For Marine Atlantic, we are very proud of what we have achieved during the past year. We are approaching the final stretch of our 5-year funding commitment and through co-operation, dialogue and hard work we have already significantly (Read More)




Crew on the MV Highlanders recently welcomed a new team member aboard – Highdy the Elf! Highdy was adopted by employee Elaine Cook last month, and has been causing a lot of excitement onboard. Highdy is an Elf on the Shelf doll, a special scout elf sent from the North Pole to help Santa determine (Read More)




Proud of our History - the MV Marine Nautica

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 MV Marine Nautica which operated on the Port aux Basques-North Sydney crossing from 1974-1986. (Read More)




Stay connected while at Sea; Internet Access and Cell Service

by Kristie Cochrane

We recognize that staying connected while travelling is important to our passengers. With more and more tech-savvy customers bringing devices along during their travel to stay connected with friends, family, and businesses, we are often asked about cell phone, Internet access, and even wireless capabilities onboard our vessels. So, what can you expect while at (Read More)




Marine Atlantic to Hold Annual Public Meeting

by Darrell Mercer

Marine Atlantic will hold its 2013 Annual Public Meeting on Thursday, December 12 at 4pm in St. John’s. Marine Atlantic Chair Rob Crosbie will be joined by the President and CEO Paul Griffin, and Vice President Finance Shawn Leamon in presenting the 2012-13 financial statements and an overview of the Corporation’s activities. The Annual Public (Read More)




Proud of our History - the SS Bar Haven

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 SS Bar Haven, which served the people of coastal Newfoundland communities from 1948 to (Read More)




Remember to Keep Your Car Battery Charged

by Darrell Mercer

With today’s technologies, we are all tempted to listen to the radio, run DVD players, laptop computers, music players and other electronic equipment through our car batteries. This can provide entertainment to those waiting their turn to board the vessel, but it can also drain your car’s battery! If you are using your car battery (Read More)