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 Yarmouth ferry terminal that served the Nova Scotia-Maine crossing from 1955-1997.
The Yarmouth ferry terminal officially opened on December 20, 1955, with the arrival into service of the original MV Bluenose. The first passenger sailing took place on January 4, 1956, beginning the link between Nova Scotia and Maine. The Yarmouth terminal was the gateway to Canada for many American tourists and everything from lobsters to Christmas trees were shipped on this route spanning more than four decades. With seasonal and year-round services between Bar Harbor and Portland, the link was a popular service that helped strengthen the bond between Nova Scotia and New England.
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In next week’s blog posting, we highlight the MV Caribou that serviced the Port aux Basques-North Sydney crossing from 1986-2010.