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)

Transport Canada Minister Marc Garneau Visits Port aux Basques Terminal

by Paul Griffin, President and CEO

Earlier today, Marine Atlantic had the pleasure of welcoming the federal Minister of Transport, the Honourable Marc Garneau, to our terminal facilities in Port aux Basques. I was pleased to join the Minister and our interim Board of Directors Chair Sharon Duggan in providing an overview of the positive things that have been taking place (Read More)

Customers are advised that regulations regarding the transportation of fuel on ferries are strictly enforced.  Under federal legislation, Marine Atlantic is subject to responsibilities as outlined under the Cargo Fumigation and Tackle Regulations, Section 151 (1)(d) which include: (d) the vehicle is carrying, outside the fuel tank, no more than 25 L of the fuel (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)

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)

International Day of the Seafarer

by Darrell Mercer

The International Day of the Seafarer is an annual day of recognition highlighting the efforts of the many men and women who work in the marine industry. Held each year on June 25, the International Maritime Organization and the United Nations encourages people to learn more about the work and dedication of those who serve (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)

Beginning July 1 and running until September 2, customers at the Port aux Basques terminal will have access to a complimentary return bus service while awaiting the night crossing to Nova Scotia. The service will run nightly departing the Marine Atlantic terminal at 6:15 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., with an extra return trip to the (Read More)

Argentia Service Begins June 17

by Darrell Mercer

While the rest of Canada may welcome the summer season on June 21, the beginning of the Argentia service marks the unofficial arrival of summer in Newfoundland and Labrador. This year, our Argentia service begins on June 17 and runs until September 24. Sure, it might be 10 degrees and foggy today, but watch the (Read More)