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Proud of our History – SS Cabot Strait

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 Cabot Strait which serviced the Port aux Basques-North Sydney crossing and coastal Newfoundland (Read More)




Proud of our History - MV Petite Forte

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 Petite Forte, a Newfoundland and Labrador coastal vessel that served from 1961-1983. Named (Read More)




MV Stena Carrier

Proud of our History - MV Stena Carrier

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




Proud of our History - Time-Chartered vessels

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 some of the time-chartered vessels used by Marine Atlantic and its predecessors to transport people (Read More)




Proud of our History - MV Marine Packer

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 Packer which operated on the coastal Newfoundland and Labrador service from 1974-1994. (Read More)




Proud of our History - Lewisporte, NL

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 Lewisporte, NL, an important coastal port dating back to the early 1900s. Strategically located in (Read More)




Proud of our History - the SS Portia

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 Portia which serviced Newfoundland coastal communities from 1904-1940. As part of the late (Read More)




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)




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)




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)