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Old Posted Jun 26, 2015, 7:19 PM
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You are correct. Gratefully it's getting replaced soon so it can go to the big rust recycling centre in the sky.

Queen of Burnaby:

From: http://www.ovguide.com/burnaby-class...000000004816b4

BC Ferries' site about the new class of ships:
http://www.bcferries.com/about/intermediatevessel.html

Rendering of new Intermediate Class:

From article about the subject: http://nanaimobusinessnews.ca/2015/0...erry-underway/

Another article: http://www.prpeak.com/articles/2014/...8987899857.txt

At first I liked the new design, very modern looking but the more I see it the less I like it. It's outdoor deck space is pretty limited compared to present models.
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Old Posted Jun 26, 2015, 11:33 PM
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The ferry in Dawson City, YK, where you worry that you'll float off down to Nome before ever reaching the other side. I think this might be one of the rare examples of a ferry actually ferrying in the same sense of a canoe or kayak ferrying in moving water.

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Old Posted Jul 4, 2015, 9:53 PM
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Last year it was food trucks, this year it's water taxis...

http://thechronicleherald.ca/busines...e-hits-harbour

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[QUOTE=red-paladin;7076325]You are correct. Gratefully it's getting replaced soon so it can go to the big rust recycling centre in the sky.

Queen of Burnaby:

From: http://www.ovguide.com/burnaby-class...000000004816b4


Yikes we should change the name to the Queen of the King George Highway
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Manitoba has a probably the most extensive ferry services of all the prairie provinces. These are mainly used to get vehicles and equipment to the east side of lake winnipeg, which does not have (as of yet) year round road access. I traveled on the short Matheson island ferry (cable guided). there was a quaint little fishing village and a nice beach on the island

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http://www.gov.mb.ca/mit/namo/schedule.html
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A neat photo of one of the new water taxis in Halifax:

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Old Posted Jul 13, 2015, 10:44 PM
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The NM F.-A. Gauthier officially entered service today. It replaced the NM Camille-Marcoux after 40 years of service on the Matane-Baie-Comeau-Godbout route. This is the first ferry in North America to run on liquefied natural gas.
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Old Posted Jul 14, 2015, 12:34 AM
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NB has plenty of small, cable-stayed car ferries in rural areas. A bunch of them connect to the Kingston Peninsula, an area north of Saint John where political pressure from landowners to suppress urban sprawl has prevented the construction of a bridge at Gondola Point or Brundage Point.

Gondola Point





Summerville



Brundage Point



Bellisle Bay



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Added bonus: the terminal for the old PEI ferry in Cape Tormentine, ca. 1970s

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Old Posted Jul 14, 2015, 7:23 AM
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At first I liked the new design, very modern looking but the more I see it the less I like it. It's outdoor deck space is pretty limited compared to present models.
The articles that talk about the new design say that the initial design proposed was similar to the old one, with lots of exposure to the car deck and upper deck. The passengers surveyed said that they would much prefer a design where the cars got as little exposure to waves and wind as possible, and this led to the current design.
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The MV Legionnaire launched yesterday in Romania. She'll be one of the two new vessels crossing the tickle between the suburban towns of Portugal Cove and Wabana.

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Old Posted Jul 19, 2015, 4:53 PM
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The new Fundy Rose, now taking over the Saint John-Digby run.

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The Toronto Island Ferry is a colossal ripoff. Line up for 45 minutes to buy ticket (~$30 for family of 4...outfuckingrageous). Then line up for another 30 minutes or more to board the ferry. You could easily swim to the islands more quickly.
That's the stupid tourist way to cross the harbour. Waited five minutes total a couple days ago on the packed Centre Island run. Schedule and tickets are available online.
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Old Posted Aug 17, 2015, 10:15 PM
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I went at about 6 pm a couple weeks ago. Walked right up to an empty ticket booth and boarded the ferry with 20 people tops. Evenings on the island are awesome watching the sunset and skyline light up.
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The MV Veteran arrived from Romania today, like 30 minutes ago. She'll be doing the Portugal Cove-Wabana run.











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Old Posted Oct 17, 2015, 8:43 PM
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Old Posted Oct 17, 2015, 9:24 PM
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That's a lot bigger than the pictures make it look! :0
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Old Posted Oct 17, 2015, 9:26 PM
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It's not really that big in person either. I imagine it's just designed with excellent use of space or something.
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Is it common for people from Bell Island to commute (daily) to St. John's? Or would the trip be more of a once-every-week-or-two kind of thing?
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