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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)




Proud of our History – Bar Harbor, Maine

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 Bar Harbor, Maine, which connected Nova Scotia to the New England states from 1956-1997. Located (Read More)




Proud of our History – MV Seatrader

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 Seatrader which served the Port aux Basques – North Sydney crossing from 1973-1976. (Read More)




Proud of our History – MV Codroy

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 Codroy, a Newfoundland freight boat that served coastal communities, the Cabot Strait crossing (Read More)




Proud of our History - MV Marine Cruiser

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




Proud of our History – MV Bonavista

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 Bonavista, a Newfoundland and Labrador coastal boat that served from 1956-1986. Named after (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 Pictou-Caribou-Wood Islands ferry service, which played a significant role in connecting Nova Scotia and (Read More)




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)