19
Mar
09

Day 166 of a 365-Day Portrait of Canada: Ferry Ride From Saint John, New Brunswick to Digby, Nova Scotia Aboard the Princess Of Acadia

This way to the Ferry…

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The Princess of Acadia has a Starbucks in the Rising Tide Cafe, a Little Mates Quarters for kids, the Fundy Grill restaurant if you’re hungry and the Sea Breeze lounge if you’re thirsty. You can watch a movie onboard, play in the arcade, or try your luck on the VLTs. You can even hook up your own laptop to the internet, or surf free-of-charge on the Ferry’s computers. It’s a pretty cushy three-hour trip, but it can be a bit rocky, so you may want to bring some Gravol if you get nauseous.

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The Princess of Acadia leaves the Saint John Harbour at 9:00 a.m., bound for Digby.

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The van is loaded, and we are ready to go!

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Phyllis passes the time with a crossword puzzle.

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2nd Officer Kevin Arsenault

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Steward (1) Brian Cousins

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QM (1) Carven Chamberlain

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Captain Oral Hamilton

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The captain watches the ferry pull up along the 60 foot high pier. The tide at the Bay of Fundy can rise as much as 30 feet.

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Two Longshoremen wait for the ferry to dock.

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Flags are stored on the bridge, and each flag has a meaning.

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Tying up the ferry.

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Departing the ferry from the vehicle deck.

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Canadian Flag on a Fish Farm, Digby, Nova Scotia.

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1 Response to “Day 166 of a 365-Day Portrait of Canada: Ferry Ride From Saint John, New Brunswick to Digby, Nova Scotia Aboard the Princess Of Acadia”


  1. 1 Heide's Dad
    March 21, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    When she was 8 years old, the pilot let her fly the plane. Did the pilot let her steer the boat on this trip?

    Love ya’s


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