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Throwback Thursday - MV Bonavista

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 Bonavista, a Newfoundland and Labrador coastal boat that served from 1956-1986. Named after (Read More)

Throwback Thursday - Sid Hatcher

by Stefan Carew

Sid Hatcher started working with Marine Atlantic in 1959 when the Corporation was known as Canadian National Railway. His first position was on the MV William Carson. “My father gave me an ultimatum,” says Sid. “Find a job or you’re going back to school, and I did not want to go back to school.” His (Read More)

Throwback Thursday - MV William Carson

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 William Carson, which served the Port aux Basques-North Sydney crossing, and later the (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)

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)

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)

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)