Proud of our History - the Borden 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 Borden, Prince Edward Island, ferry terminal which operated from 1917-1997.

The terminal was originally constructed at Carleton Point, but was re-named Borden in honour of Prime Minister Robert Borden who commissioned the construction of the ferry terminal.  Home to the numerous vessels that sailed between New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island for over 80 years, millions of passengers, vehicles and commercial freight containers passed through its gates during its years of service.  This strategic location was considered the gateway to Prince Edward Island for decades.

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In next week’s blog posting, we highlight the MV Princess of Acadia which served the Digby, N.S.-Saint John, N.B. crossing from 1971-1997.