Rating:
No votes cast

Bar Harbor-Yarmouth Ferry

Photos 

HSC "The Cat" (2002)

Photo taken by Canadaolympic989 in July 2009

License: Public domain: Released by author

Enlarge

View this photo on Wikipedia

BH Photo #318237

Map 

Description 

The ferry service between Bar Harbor, Maine and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia was originally operated by the Canadian government via the nationalized Canadian National Railway until 1977, when the reorganizing of the Canadian National created CN Marine. CN Marine provided ferry service until 1986, when the Canadian National began the process of abandoning their lines on Newfoundland and Prince Edward Island, eliminating their need for a ferry service. As a result, CN Marine, a separate corporate entity from the Canadian National, rebranded itself as Marine Atlantique, and continued providing service until 1997, when it ceased to service all routes except for the constitutionally mandated service to Port aux Basques, Newfoundland as part of cost-cutting measures. As a result, Bay Ferries Limited was formed to provide ferry service along two of the routes Marine Atlantique had abandoned. Bay Ferries provided the Ferry service to Bar Harbor until 2009.

Ship info:

M/V Bluenose (1955) purchased by Electric Boat Company of Groton, Connecticut in 1983 from the Canadian government.

M/V Bluenose (1982) Sold to Euroferrys in 1998.

HSC INCAT 046 "Devil Cat" (1998) sold to the government of Trinidad and Tobago's Ministry of Works and Transport in 2006.

HSC "The Cat" (2002) sold to Fujian Cross Strait Ferry Corporation in 2011.

Facts 

Overview
Lost Ferry across Bay of Fundy carrying Pedestrians and Automobiles
Location
Yarmouth, Canada, Hancock County, Maine
Status
Ferry serviced ceased in 2009
History
Ferry service began 1955 by the Canadian government; Boats replaced 1982, 1998, & 2002; Serviced ended 2009
Builders
- Davie Shipbuilding of Lauzon, Québec, Canada (1955 M/V Bluenose)
- Incat of Hobart, Tasmania, Commonwealth of Australia (1997 HSC INCAT 046/"Devil Cat"; 2002 HSC "The Cat")
- Jozo Lozovina-Mosor Shipyard of Mali Lošinj, Primorje-Gorski Kotar, Lošinj, Yugoslavia (Now Croatia) (Built 1973 as M/V Stena Jutlandica; Renamed M/V Bluenose for service here in 1982)
Railroad
- Canadian National Railway (CN)
Design
Ferry crossing
Also called
M/V Bluenose
The Cat
Approximate latitude, longitude
+44.39845, -68.22681   (decimal degrees)
44°23'54" N, 68°13'37" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
19/561573/4916419 (zone/easting/northing)
Inventory number
BH 66509 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • March 15, 2015: Added by Luke

Sources 

  • Luke
  • Flickr - M/V Bluenose (1982)

Comments 

Bar Harbor-Yarmouth Ferry
Posted March 16, 2015, by Anonymous

Why hasn't the M.V. Blue Nose been re-named the C.N. - Blue Nose yet?

Did the mystery busiest editor really take a night off?