Proud of our History - The MV Lucy Maud Montgomery

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 Lucy Maud Montgomery which serviced the Cape Tormentine-Borden crossing and the North Sydney-Port aux Basques crossing between 1969 and 1975.

Named in honour of the famous Prince Edward Island writer who is best known as the author of the “Anne of Green Gables” book series, the vessel was originally introduced to the Northumberland Strait service to help transport increased volumes of traffic. With the introduction of additional ships in the years following, the vessel was subsequently transferred to the North Sydney-Port aux Basques service in 1971 where it served for two years. It returned to the Cape Tormentine-Borden service in 1973 to again address traffic growth to and from Prince Edward Island as a result of tourists travelling to the Island to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the province joining Canada.

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 our next blog posting after the holiday season, we highlight the MV Joseph and Clara Smallwood which serviced the Port aux Basques-North Sydney and Argentia-North Sydney crossings between 1990 and 2011. See you in the New Year!

                
  • Photo submitted by Grant Thomas

  • Photo submitted by Grant Thomas

  • Photo submitted by Grant Thomas

  • Photo submitted by Grant Thomas

  • Photo submitted by Grant Thomas

  • Photo submitted by Grant Thomas

  • Photo submitted by Grant Thomas

  • Photo submitted by Grant Thomas