Proud of our History - the Saint John ferry 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 Saint John, N.B., ferry terminal which had an historical attachment to Marine Atlantic and its predecessors from 1894 to 1997.

Beginning with the Dominion Atlantic Railway in 1894, the Bay of Fundy service was consolidated to make Saint John and Digby, N.S. the main ports of call between the provinces of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. Through the years the service operated under Canadian Pacific, CN Marine and Marine Atlantic and was recognized as an important economic link, transporting both passengers and commercial goods between the two provinces.

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 SS Springdale, a Newfoundland coastal boat that operated from 1948 to 1973.

                
  • MV Princess of Acadia at dock circa 1980s

  • Circa 1970s

  • Terminal Building circa 1980s

  • Terminal building circa 1980s

  • MV Princess of Acadia at dock circa 1970s

  • MV Princess of Acadia at dock circa 1970s

  • MV Princess of Acadia at dock circa 1970s

  • MV Princess of Acadia at dock circa 1970s

  • MV Princess of Acadia at dock circa 1970s