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Proud of our History - SS Burgeo

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 Burgeo which served Newfoundland coastal communities and the Newfoundland-Nova Scotia service from 1940-1969. (Read More)




Proud of our History - SS Lintrose

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 Lintrose which serviced the Port aux Basques-North Sydney route from 1913-1915.   Measuring (Read More)




Proud of our History - Portland, 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 Portland, Maine which served as a secondary Nova Scotia-United States route from 1976-1982. Originally operated (Read More)




Proud of our History - the MV Trepassey

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 Trepassey, a Newfoundland freight boat that served coastal communities and Caribbean trading routes (Read More)




Proud of our History - the HSC Max Mols

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 HSC Max Mols that serviced the Port aux Basques-North Sydney crossing during the summer (Read More)




Proud of our History - the MV Nonia

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 Nonia, a Newfoundland coastal boat that served between 1956 and 1976. Named after (Read More)




Proud of our History - the MV Stena Nordica

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 Nordica that operated between Port aux Basques and North Sydney from 1976-1981. (Read More)




Proud of our History - the SS Random

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 Random, a Newfoundland coastal boat that operated from 1942-1962. Named after Random Island (Read More)




Proud of our History – the Newfoundland Railway

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 Newfoundland Railway which was an integral part of Marine Atlantic and its predecessors’ service (Read More)




Proud of our History – the SS Dundee

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 Dundee which serviced Newfoundland coastal communities from 1900-1919. A member of the ‘alphabet (Read More)