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We Will Remember

by Jennifer Christie

For Jennifer Christie November 11th, Remembrance Day has special significance. She started with MAI in 2010 as an Assistant Steward and is currently a Ticket and Reservation Clerk.  Prior to coming to work with us, Jennifer was a Reservist with the Canadian Armed Forces.  She was just 17 when she started as a private with (Read More)

National Women’s History Month

by Corporate Communications

October is Canada’s National Women’s History Month. During this month, Canadians celebrate and highlight the contributions of women pioneers to historical events and contemporary society. This year, in honour of National Women’s History Month, Marine Atlantic is sharing the accomplishments of Captain Molly Kool. Molly Kool was born on February 23, 1916, in Alma, New (Read More)

Proud of our History - MV Trepassey

by Dr. George Burden

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. The following blog was submitted by Guest Blogger, Dr. George Burden Guest Blog – Dr. George Burden The MV Trepassey was a storied Newfoundland (Read More)

Marina Ploughman was 15 years old when she took the trip of a lifetime – through the ice-infected cold waters of the North Atlantic, aboard a legendary boat – The S.S. Northern Ranger. The year was 1953 and she was heading back home to Port au Choix from St. John’s, where she had journeyed for (Read More)

Marine Atlantic Celebrates 120 Years of the Gulf Service

by Don Barnes, President and CEO

On June 30, 1898, the SS Bruce departed Port aux Basques just before midnight and arrived in North Sydney the next morning on July 1, the first passenger ferry crossing between Port aux Basques and North Sydney. This year marks the 120th anniversary of that historical crossing. While many thousands of crossings have taken place (Read More)

We Remember

by Paul Griffin, President and CEO

Whether it was the Royal Newfoundland Regiment that bravely fought 101 years ago during World War I, the valiant Nova Scotian highland regiments that were an integral part of World War II, the peacekeepers whose efforts protect civilians in war zones or the thousands of military personnel who serve our country today, your efforts are (Read More)

Remembering the 75th Anniversary of the Sinking of the SS Caribou

by Paul Griffin, President and CEO

The SS Caribou continues to hold a special place in the hearts and minds of the thousands of seafarers and families who remember the tragedy that took place in the Cabot Strait on an October night 75 years ago. On October 14, 1942, the SS Caribou was en route from North Sydney to Port aux (Read More)

Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge

by Stefan Carew

The Battle of Vimy Ridge during WWI is Canada’s most celebrated military victory. The four divisions of the Canadian Corps, fighting together for the first time, attacked the ridge in April 1917 and succeeded in capturing it from the German army. More than 10,500 Canadians were killed and wounded in the assault. Today, an iconic (Read More)

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)

Proud of our History - MV Stena Grecia/MV Atlantic Freighter

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 Grecia/MV Atlantic Freighter which served the Port aux Basques-North Sydney crossing from (Read More)