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The new Portland-Yarmouth Ferry
« on: March 25, 2016, 05:40:13 AM »
Anyone planning a Nova Scotia trip this summer?  The Ferry is back!

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/nova-scotia/yartmouth-ferry-announcement-mar24-1.3505585

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Re: The new Portland-Yarmouth Ferry
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2016, 09:18:45 AM »
Bet that'll give Yarmouth a shot in the arm.  Wonder how long the service will last though.

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Re: The new Portland-Yarmouth Ferry
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2016, 10:23:53 AM »
I thought Cablebandit took a ferry from Bar Harbor to Yarmouth, is that still running or is the Portland to Yarmouth ferry replacing it?  The Bar Harbor ferry isn't a CAT and it would be an overnight trip.  Is the CAT quicker?  I remember the old CAT when we took a 1 week hiking trip in Acadia years ago and was told it was a 4 hour trip to Yarmouth from Bar Harbor. 

Regardless, I'm happy to see more options!
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Re: The new Portland-Yarmouth Ferry
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2016, 10:42:43 AM »
I'm trying to find a time to do a ride that involves the ferry at the other corner of North America:

http://www.bajaferries.com.mx/

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Re: The new Portland-Yarmouth Ferry
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2016, 10:32:35 PM »
I thought Cablebandit took a ferry from Bar Harbor to Yarmouth, is that still running or is the Portland to Yarmouth ferry replacing it?  The Bar Harbor ferry isn't a CAT and it would be an overnight trip.  Is the CAT quicker?  I remember the old CAT when we took a 1 week hiking trip in Acadia years ago and was told it was a 4 hour trip to Yarmouth from Bar Harbor. 

Regardless, I'm happy to see more options!

The Bar Harbour to Yarmouth crossing was abandoned a few years ago, in '09 I believe. Nova Star ran a ferry from Portland to Yarmouth between 2014 and 2015. I read Nova Scotia pulled the plug as it was under performing and too expensive.
We did use it last year, from Yarmouth to Portland. It was a long day. The trip took 11 hours plus boarding. The new CAT is expected to do in 4.5 hours
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Re: The new Portland-Yarmouth Ferry
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2016, 07:54:18 AM »
I thought Cablebandit took a ferry from Bar Harbor to Yarmouth, is that still running or is the Portland to Yarmouth ferry replacing it?  The Bar Harbor ferry isn't a CAT and it would be an overnight trip.  Is the CAT quicker?  I remember the old CAT when we took a 1 week hiking trip in Acadia years ago and was told it was a 4 hour trip to Yarmouth from Bar Harbor. 

Regardless, I'm happy to see more options!

Jeets and I took the NovaStar.  One day ride to Maine from PA, sleep on the ferry, wake up in Yarmouth.

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Re: The new Portland-Yarmouth Ferry
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2016, 10:13:40 AM »
Awesome!  And yes, I do think Nova Scotia is the journey this year.
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Damn.  Was that really a good idea?