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 the Newfoundland Gulf service, Newfoundland Coastal service, Northumberland Strait service, Bay of Fundy service and Nova Scotia-Maine service, Marine Atlantic was established as a federal Crown Corporation in 1986 with its head office located in Moncton, New Brunswick. Operating as the Corporation’s regional base for 12 years, the head office was re-located to St. John’s, N.L., following the federal government’s decision to focus Marine Atlantic’s mandate on providing the Newfoundland-Nova Scotia service.

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In next week’s blog posting, we highlight the SS Home, a vessel that served Newfoundland and Labrador coastal communities from 1900-1948.  

  • Former Moncton Head office circa 1980s

  • Moncton, New Brunswick