Marine Atlantic


Marine Atlantic is an independent Canadian federal Crown corporation which is mandated to operate ferry services between the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia.

The company operates ferries across the Cabot Strait on two routes: North Sydney, Nova Scotia to Port aux Basques, Newfoundland and Labrador and North Sydney, Nova Scotia to Argentia, Newfoundland and Labrador

Marine Atlantic was established in 1986 to take over the provision of ferry services in Atlantic Canada, services which had previously been operated by CN Marine, a subsidiary of Canadian National Railway.

In 1997, the company transferred the operation of its Bay of Fundy and Gulf of Maine ferry services between Saint John, New Brunswick-Digby, Nova Scotia and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia-Bar Harbor, Maine to the private-sector company Bay Ferries Limited.

Marine Atlantic Archive

© Carsten Dettmer

MV Euroferrys Atlantica – Past and Present

MV Ace II, ex Euroferrys Atlantica, Hull 309, Bluenose, Jutlandica, Stena Jutlandica (I) – Steel twin screw motor vessel built by Brodogradiliste Jozo Lozovina Mosor, Trogir, Yugoslavia in 1973 (Yard No. 162) as a RoRo Car and Commercial Vehicle ferry for Stena AB, Gothenburg

© Nikos Trylos

MV Corsica Marina Seconda – Past and Present

MV Corsica Marina Seconda, ex Corsica Marina II, Marine Nautica, Stena Nautica – Steel twin screw motor vessel built in 1974 by Rickmers Werft. GmbH, Bremerhaven (Yard No. 379) as a Passenger/RoRo Cargo/Ferry for Stena AB Gothenburg, Sweden

© Andreas Wörteler

MV Stena Challenger – Past and Present

MV Leif Ericson, ex Stena Challenger – Steel motor vessel, built by Bruces Verkstad A/B, Landskrona , Sweden (Yard No. 20) and fitted out by Mekaniske Verksted, Trondheim, Norway (Yard No. 44) in 1991 as a passenger and roll-on roll-off car and commercial vehicle ferry, for Stena Rederi AB, Gothenburg.

© Brian Fisher

MV Reine Astrid (II) – Past and Present

MV Al Mansour, ex Reine Astrid (II), Stena Nautica, Hellas, Stena Nordica – Steel twin screw motor vessel built by Rickmers Werft. GmbH, Bremerhaven in 1975 (Yard No. 382) for Stena Ab, Goteborg as a roll-on roll-off car and commercial vehicle ferry