Proud of our History - the Argentia 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 Argentia, NL, ferry terminal which has served customers since 1967.

Designed as a seasonal service for tourists and residents travelling to Eastern Newfoundland during the summer months, the Argentia terminal has served tens of thousands of customers through its almost half century of operation.

Served by the MV Ambrose Shea, the MV Joseph and Clara Smallwood and the MV Atlantic Vision, the ability to travel between Nova Scotia and the Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland remains popular amongst customers.

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 Confederation which serviced the Prince Edward Island-New Brunswick crossing from 1962-1975.

                
  • Argentia terminal circa 1970s

  • Argentia terminal circa 1970s

  • MV Ambrose Shea docked in Argentia circa 1980s

  • MV Ambrose Shea docked in Argentia circa 1980s

  • MV Atlantic Vision docked at Argentia, circa 2011

  • MV Joseph and Clara Smallwood docked at Argentia, circa 1990s

  • Circa 1980s

  • Circa 1980s

  • Circa 1980s