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#221 trainman74

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Posted 25 March 2016 - 05:55 PM

Required reading if you ever take that trip is the science-fiction short story "Dance Band on the Titanic" by Jack L. Chalker, which is about a ferry that travels between Maine and the Maritimes -- but it does so in several dozen parallel universes simultaneously.

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Posted 24 April 2016 - 03:17 PM

Next year you will be able to 'drive to France' in an hour with a new ferry connection between Fortune, Newfoundland and Saint Pierre.

http://products.dame...opax-ferry-5510

http://www.damen.com...wo_fast_ferries

Until now....the ferry has been passenger only, no vehicles:

http://www.saintpier...index.html.html

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Posted 24 April 2016 - 11:23 PM

Next year you will be able to 'drive to France' in an hour with a new ferry connection between Fortune, Newfoundland and Saint Pierre.

http://www.vocm.com/...=62005&latest=1

http://products.dame...opax-ferry-5510

http://www.damen.com...wo_fast_ferries

Until now....the ferry has been passenger only, no vehicles:

http://www.saintpier...index.html.html

Sounds great....too bad there is no ferry to Fortune from Nova Scotia....

I have always wanted to take one of the few cruises that call at St. Pierre on their transatlantic journey's.....


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Posted 25 April 2016 - 05:03 AM

Sounds great....too bad there is no ferry to Fortune from Nova Scotia....
I have always wanted to take one of the few cruises that call at St. Pierre on their transatlantic journey's...


Just take the Marine Atlantic Ferry from North Sydney, Nova Scotia to Argentia, NL and drive to Fortune.

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If you're going that faryou will want to see Newfoundland also:

http://tinyurl.com/j2gwezo

And an FYI for those not familiar.....Saint-Pierre & Miquelon is a Territory "Collectivité" of France located about 20 miles off the coast of Newfoundland. The islands might be in North America but the local currency in the Euro and the food and wine.....excellent!

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 11:05 AM

And some Citroen's, Peugeot's, and Renault's, I presume?😉
I have driven from Port-au-Basque to Saint Anthony to St. John's, and return; but I did not venture to that part of Newfoundland. I later learned of the French islands, when looking at Holland-America Line cruise itineraries.
Still on my "bucket list"...🙂
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Posted 28 April 2016 - 05:43 AM

En réalité, on considère les deux comme Départements d'Outre-Mer.  Moi aussi, je voudrais y faire une visite un de ces jours!

 

 

http://www.domtom.fr...et-miquelon.php

 

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Posted 08 May 2016 - 09:20 AM

Northumberland Ferries are back in service again for another season......May 1 to Dec 20, 2016. Heres some shots at Caribou NS, last Sunday afternoon May 1.

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And it should be a busy season for NFL-Bay. Besides the PEI Ferry they also operate between Saint John & Digby.....and now the new CAT between Yarmouth & Portland.

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Posted 08 May 2016 - 09:27 AM

Thanks for the pics and the update! Always great to get travel info from our cousins in the Great White North! 😊

It's on my bucket list to take the Downeaster to Maine, Ferry to Nova Scotia and the Ocean from Halifax back to Montreal! Looking forward to a trip report from someone who takes it this Summer!
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Posted 22 May 2016 - 09:53 AM

The Marine Atlantic fleet is in at North Sydney NS, yesterday, May 21...and all in port except the Leif Ericson which is just getting underway from the Newfoundland side.

https://www.marineatlantic.ca/en/

Left to Right: Highlanders, Atlantic Vision and Blue Puttees.

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Posted 22 May 2016 - 09:54 AM

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The Highlanders reverses out at 1145.....turns and is underway for Port-aux-Basques NL.....6 hours away

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 10:02 AM

New ferry carries passengers between Bremerton and Seattle

http://www.seattlepi...on-11277340.php


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Posted 10 July 2017 - 01:38 PM

New ferry carries passengers between Bremerton and Seattle
http://www.seattlepi...on-11277340.php

😎😎😎 Another sensible way to commute in addition to Rail!😄
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Posted 10 July 2017 - 08:00 PM

It's a launch: Seattle-Bremerton fast ferry starts service

http://kuow.org/post...-starts-service


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Posted 17 July 2017 - 09:23 PM

I grew up commuting on the Jamestown-Scotland ferry in Virginia. Quite a varied fleet, until 1979 all of the boats were second-hand, bought from other shuttered ferry services. Two were converted rail barges. In '79 they got their first custom-built boat, the M/V Surry, replacing a 1930s-era boat. Now they have three such "modern" boats (the "Williamsburg" in 1984, the "Pocahontas" in 1995). But they still run a 1936-build boat, the "Virginia". Its replacement is currently under construction in Mississippi.

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