Archives Posted in May 2016

Teddy Bear Convoy Takes Place this Weekend

by Darrell Mercer

The 32nd Annual Janeway Children’s Miracle Network Telethon takes place this weekend, and that’s where you will find many of the province’s commercial trucking representatives and their trucks. As part of the telethon events, members of the “Just for Kids Transportation Group” come together in a Teddy Bear Convoy to raise funds to help the (Read More)

Throwback Thursday - Wayne Stacey

by Stefan Carew

Wayne Stacey says he was never a lover of the sea, but that didn’t keep him from having a career with Marine Atlantic that spanned over 35 years. Wayne is a resident of Port aux Basques and started working with Marine Atlantic, known as CN Marine at the time, in 1980. Over the years he (Read More)

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 Joseph and Clara Smallwood which serviced the Port aux Basques-North Sydney and Argentia-North (Read More)

Throwback Thursday - Milly Harrison

by Stefan Carew

Milly Harrison started work with Marine Atlantic in 1973 when the Corporation was known as Canadian National Railway (CNR). Her father, an Assistant Chief Steward with CNR, moved their family from Fortune Bay, Newfoundland to North Sydney, Nova Scotia to be closer to work. She remembers getting hired with a group of eight to ten (Read More)

Throwback Thursday - MV Marine Packer

by Stefan Carew

The MV Marine Packer is the first ship to get featured as part of our #ThrowbackThursday series. 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 (Read More)