Archives Posted in May 2015

Proud of our History - MV Jarl Transporter

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 Jarl Transporter which served the Port aux Basques-North Sydney crossing in 1973 and (Read More)




Over the past five years, Marine Atlantic has been making significant upgrades to its service including fleet renewal, shore-based infrastructure upgrades and business process enhancements. These upgrades have been possible through a five-year, $521 million investment announced by the Government of Canada in Budget 2010.   While this five-year funding envelope expired at the end (Read More)




Proud of our History - SS Baccalieu

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 Baccalieu, a Newfoundland coastal boat that served from 1940-1969. Named after the uninhabited (Read More)




Port aux Basques Occupational Health and Safety Committee Wins Provincial Award

by Murray Hupman, Vice President of Operations

Marine Atlantic has a strong commitment to the safety of its employees and customers and this was demonstrated once again as the Port aux Basques Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Committee was awarded the 2014 OHS Committee of the Year by the Newfoundland and Labrador Occupational Health and Safety Association. This is the second time (Read More)




Proud of our History - MV Marine Courier

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 Courier which served Newfoundland coastal communities from 1984-1996. Introduced in 1984 to (Read More)




Proud of our History - Mulgrave, Nova Scotia

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 Mulgrave, Nova Scotia, a key home port for ferries connecting mainland Nova Scotia and Cape (Read More)




Marine Atlantic – Your Gateway to Three UNESCO World Heritage Sites

by Vicki Rose, Marketing Manager

Did you know that Newfoundland and Labrador is home to three UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) World Heritage Sites? Did you know that all three of these sites, Gros Morne National Park, L’Anse aux Meadows National Historic Site and Red Bay National Historic Site can all be accessed when you travel through (Read More)