Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Construction Holds Up Start of Sailing Season for N.S.-to-Maine Ferry

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Construction Holds Up Start of Sailing Season for N.S.-to-Maine Ferry

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N.S.-to-Maine ferry to begin sailing June 21

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HALIFAX - The high-speed ferry between Yarmouth, N.S., and Bar Harbor, Maine, is set to resume service on June 21, later than any season since Bay Ferries Ltd. launched the CAT ferry in 2016.

Mark MacDonald, the CEO of Bay Ferries, says the delay is to allow for completion of construction at the Bar Harbor Ferry Terminal, along with "training and preparation time."

In 2016, the CAT launched on June 15, while in 2017 it launched on May 31 and in 2018 the season began on June 1.

The 2019 sailing season will be the first where the CAT will call Bar Harbor its American port of call, after three seasons sailing between Yarmouth and Portland, Maine.

Last week, Bay Ferries announced that it had officially signed a five-year lease with the Town of Bar Harbor, with a guaranteed minimum annual rent of $264,000, backed by a US$1-million guarantee from the province of Nova Scotia. …

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