Sunday, March 4, 2007

MAINE: Bar Harbor - Fast CAT Ferries to Nova Scotia

Traveling between Bar Harbor, Maine and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in just under three hours and between Portland, Maine and Yarmouth in 5 ½ hours, The Cat brings a unique travel experience to these two distinctive ports. The famous rockbound coast of Maine and Acadia National Park in Bar Harbor, historic Portland and the unique cultural heritage of Nova Scotia are yours to discover on this route.
The Yarmouth to Bar Harbor service was served by the conventional ferry mv BLUENOSE in the summer of 1997. In 1998, Bay acquired "The Cat", a new 91 metre high-speed ferry constructed by Incat of Tasmania. This was North America's first high speed ferry of this type. In 2002 Bay Ferries introduced a new high speed ferry to North America by acquiring a 98 meter Evolution 10B design fast ferry, the largest and most modern vessel ever built by Incat. At a cost of US $50.2 million this new CAT renewed our commitment to stay on the leading edge of technological developments and innovation in marine transportation. The Digby - Saint John service operates 12 months per year while the Yarmouth/Bar Harbor service operates approximately six (6) months per year.

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