Archives Posted in May 2014

Proud of our History - SS Home

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 Home, a vessel that served Newfoundland and Labrador coastal communities from 1900-1948.   (Read More)




Marine Atlantic adjusts summer schedule

by Don Barnes, Vice President of Customer Experience

Marine Atlantic has adjusted its upcoming summer schedule on our Port aux Basques-North Sydney service. The updated schedule includes 11:45 am and 11:45 pm departures from each port. We’ve made these adjustments to better match capacity and demand. To book a crossing, click here. For passengers who are already booked to travel on our Port (Read More)




You’ve made your reservation, you’ve packed your car, you’ve started your road trip……now it’s time to sail across the Cabot Strait. Here’s some information that may help as you arrive at Marine Atlantic’s terminals! As you approach our terminal properties you will first encounter tickets booths with helpful staff who will assist in getting you (Read More)




Proud of our History - Moncton Head Office

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 Moncton, New Brunswick, the location of Marine Atlantic’s head office from 1986-1998. With responsibility for (Read More)




Meet the Captain- Meet Scott Dowding, Master

by Kristie Cochrane

What’s involved in becoming a captain on a large passenger vessel? For me, I attended the Canadian Coast Guard College in Sydney, Nova Scotia and completed the four-year Navigation program during the mid-eighties. After graduation, I sailed on various vessels including a cable ship in Southern United States and large ice breakers operating in the (Read More)




Proud of our History - the MV Marine Sprinter

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 Sprinter which serviced southern Newfoundland coastal communities from 1975-1997. Nicknamed a “Tiajuana (Read More)




Proud of our History - the SS Scotia I

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 Scotia I that carried freight and passengers across the Strait of Canso and (Read More)




May 4-10 is North American Occupational Safety and Health Week

by Paul Griffin, President and CEO

May 4 – 10 has been designated as this year’s North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. Now in its’ eighteenth year, governments, employers and workers across North America will take time out from their normal activities to promote the importance of preventing injury and illness in the workplace and at home. Marine Atlantic (Read More)




Proud of our History - the second MV Abegweit

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 second MV Abegweit which serviced the Prince Edward Island-New Brunswick crossing from 1982-1997. Named (Read More)