Proud of our History - the North Sydney 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 North Sydney ferry terminal which has been a vital part of the Newfoundland-Nova Scotia ferry service since 1898.

Originally chosen as the main port connecting Canada and the Dominion of Newfoundland, the geographical and historical connection between Newfoundland and North Sydney has strengthened through the decades. For over 115 years, passenger and freight vessels have docked in this Cape Breton community helping connect families, allowing supplies to flow and make vacations more enjoyable.

We hope you enjoy these photos of a changing terminal, community and landscape that has played a major role in connecting the countries of Canada and Newfoundland, and the provinces of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador.

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.

In next week’s blog posting, we highlight the MV John Hamilton Gray which serviced the Prince Edward Island-New Brunswick and the Newfoundland-Nova Scotia routes from 1968-1997.

                
  • Parking lots under construction circa 1970s

  • North Sydney Terminal circa 1970s

  • Loading Docks circa 1970s

  • Terminal Building circa 1970s

  • Former terminal building under construction circa 1968

  • Dock upgrades circa 1966

  • Dock upgrades circa 1967

  • Dock upgrades circa 1967

  • Terminal construction circa 1968

  • Dock construction circa 1951

  • Terminal building circa 1950s

  • Terminal shed circa 1950s

  • Terminal building circa 1950s

  • Dock construction circa 1950s

  • North Sydney Terminal circa 1950s

  • North Sydney Terminal circa 1980s

  • North Sydney Terminal circa 1980s

  • North Sydney terminal circa 1970s

  • North Sydney terminal circa 1970s

  • North Sydney terminal circa 1970s

  • North Sydney terminal circa 1970s

  • Photo submitted by John Ingram