MV Caribou and MV Joseph and Clara Smallwood. A Forced Early Retirement Story.

The most widely shared post on this site is my story of the second ship to be called the MV Abegweit. There is a more recent story of forced early retirement for Marine Atlantic ships sold and scrapped too soon. The MV Caribou and MV Joseph and Clara Smallwood entered service in 1986 and 1989 […]


New Prince Edward Island Ferry

The federal government recently announced that there will be new funding to replace the MV Holiday Island. Built in 1971, the Holiday Island provided steady service between Cape Tormentine, New Brunswick and Borden, Prince Edward Island until the opening of Confederation Bridge in 1997. The Holiday Island joined the new MV Confederation on the Wood […]

A Scaled Back PEI Ferry Service

How exactly did anyone not see the possibility of this happening?  The much-depended on ferry service connecting Caribou Nova Scotia to Wood Islands, Prince Edward Island is going to be somewhat scaled back for the remainder of the 2016 sailing season. During the busy tourism season, the service is dependent on two ships being completely […]