Archives Posted in June 2016

Remember the 100th Anniversary of Beaumont Hamel this Canada Day

by Paul Griffin, President and CEO

July 1 is a very important day in Newfoundland and Labrador. While all Canadians celebrate Canada Day and what it means to live in this great country, Newfoundland and Labrador also recognizes Memorial Day. On July 1, 1916, the Royal Newfoundland Regiment participated in the Battle of Beaumont Hamel, the most devastating day in Newfoundland (Read More)




Throwback Thursday: SS Bruce

by Stefan Carew

Robert Gillespie Reid was a Scottish-born contractor who had successfully completed a number of challenging projects for both the Canadian Pacific and Intercolonial railways. His first contract with Newfoundland’s colonial government was signed in 1890, and the pace of construction for Newfoundland’s railway soon leaped forward. So substantial was his progress that by 1893 the (Read More)




International Day of the Seafarer

by Darrell Mercer

The International Day of the Seafarer is an annual day of recognition highlighting the efforts of the many men and women who work in the marine industry. Held each year on June 25, the International Maritime Organization and the United Nations encourages people to learn more about the work and dedication of those who serve (Read More)




Throwback Thursday: William R. Butt

by Deborah Inkpen

On May 27, 1961, William R. Butt started with Canadian National Railways, which of course, later became Marine Atlantic. He started out as a “wiper”, the person who was responsible for cleaning the engine room and ensuring that the machinery was oiled.  From those humble beginnings, Mr. Butt went on to have a career that (Read More)




Beginning July 1 and running until September 2, customers at the Port aux Basques terminal will have access to a complimentary return bus service while awaiting the night crossing to Nova Scotia. The service will run nightly departing the Marine Atlantic terminal at 6:15 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., with an extra return trip to the (Read More)




Argentia Service Begins June 17

by Darrell Mercer

While the rest of Canada may welcome the summer season on June 21, the beginning of the Argentia service marks the unofficial arrival of summer in Newfoundland and Labrador. This year, our Argentia service begins on June 17 and runs until September 24. Sure, it might be 10 degrees and foggy today, but watch the (Read More)




Throwback Thursday - MV Stena Carrier

by Stefan Carew

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 Stena Carrier that served the Port aux Basques-North Sydney crossing from 1970-1974. The (Read More)




Throwback Thursday - John Ingram

by Stefan Carew

If you worked or traveled with Marine Atlantic between 1966-2006, there is a good chance you have encountered John Ingram. A well-known resident of North Sydney, John had an interesting career with Marine Atlantic that extended more than 40 years. John worked as timekeeper, buyer, reservations agent, in the former freight shed and yard office, (Read More)




Throwback Thursday - MV Marine Cruiser

by Stefan Carew

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 Cruiser which served the North Sydney-Port aux Basques crossing and the Nova (Read More)