Archives Posted in October 2014

Proud of our History - The Second SS Bruce

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 second SS Bruce which served the Port aux Basques-North Sydney crossing from 1912-1915. Although (Read More)




Proud of our History - Labrador Coastal Communities

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 Labrador coastal communities that were serviced by Marine Atlantic and its predecessors for almost a (Read More)




Marine Atlantic to Hold 2014 Annual Public Meeting

by Darrell Mercer

Marine Atlantic will hold its 2014 Annual Public Meeting on Wednesday, November 5 in St. John’s. Our Chair of the Corporate Governance Committee Sharon Duggan, will be joined by our President and CEO, Paul Griffin, and Vice President of Finance, Shawn Leamon, to present our 2013-14 financial statements and to provide an overview of our (Read More)




Proud of our History - the SS Stanley

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 Stanley which served the Northumberland Strait crossing from 1888-1909. Named after Canada’s sixth (Read More)




Marine Atlantic Vessel Profile - MV Leif Ericson

by Darrell Mercer

The MV Leif Ericson is Marine Atlantic’s longest serving vessel in the current fleet, entering service in 2001. Owned by Marine Atlantic, the vessel was named after Leif Ericson to honour the 1000th anniversary of the Norse explorer’s arrival in Newfoundland. The MV Leif Ericson has a total gross weight of 18, 523 tonnes and (Read More)




Proud of our History - the SS Clyde

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 Clyde, a Newfoundland Coastal boat that operated from 1900-1948. A member of the (Read More)




The sailing between North Sydney and Port aux Basques is a popular Marine Atlantic route connecting Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. The crossing is usually 6-7 hours in length and often is scheduled to leave at 11:45 am and 11:45 pm. We usually alternate our day crossing and night crossings to take advantage of what each (Read More)




Proud of our History - the MV Marine Evangeline

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 MV Marine Evangeline that sailed between Nova Scotia and Maine, and North Sydney and (Read More)