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Ocracoke reopens, ferry service restored

By Peter Vankevich

Wednesday was a breaking news day on Ocracoke culminating with an announcement that Ocracoke would be open for visitors today.

Islanders awoke to sun and little wind yesterday and many looked out their windows and saw grass for the first time since last Friday when the island quickly flooded resulting in a mandatory evacuation order that had gone into effect at 3 p.m. 390 more words


Ferry Tales #113


The provincial government “is committed to no discontinuance of the ferry service” between Yarmouth and Maine. Hang the cost. Nova Scotia’s taxpayers have deep pockets and besides, you can’t buy votes on the cheap. 306 more words

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Our Maritime Heritage

Just when the weather turns warm and visions of sugared tourists are dancing in our heads comes more on our maritime embarrassments. The Bluenose, the money drain and symbol of maritime boat building and design skills has developed more steering problems. 434 more words

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San Francisco Bay Ferry Officials Vote To Expand Service Through October

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — San Francisco Bay Ferry officials voted Monday to expand service through October in response to high ridership and complaints from commuters about overcrowding. 420 more words


Confusion reigns over Nova Star's winter contract

HALIFAX – There is confusion about the status of the winter route announced by Nova Star Cruises.

On Tuesday, the company issued a media release stating a multi-year winter route between France and England had been secured. 333 more words


More Ferry Tales

The news doesn’t look good on the ferry front. The province continues to search for a new operator and you can bet the  finger-pointing will begin in earnest by the end of August. 281 more words

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Visit Cuba by Ship!

The relaxation of rules about travel by Americans to Cuba has brought a stampede of curious travelers to the island nation. This is good for travelers, and hopefully, good for Cubans as well. 386 more words