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.  

A member of the “alphabet” fleet, the SS Home served coastal communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador during its years in service. At 155 feet in length, it provided invaluable service to residents waiting to receive food, clothing, fuel, letters and parcels in the communities it served. The vessel was sold in 1948.

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In next week’s blog posting, we highlight the MV Ambrose Shea which serviced the Port aux Basques-North Sydney and Argentia-North Sydney crossings between 1967 and 1989.