I’ve written stories about the Nova Star in the past without opinion but now, after continuous bailouts and lackluster ticket sales it’s time I feel I need to say something on this subject.
We have forward movement regarding news on the ferry from Portland Maine to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Assuming the US government gives the OK, the Nova Star can start selling tickets as early as one week from today! The company that sails the ferry will receive their “Certificate of Performance” within a few days and then they will be good to go as a business.
First of all, I'm very happy to see ferry service is back between Portland and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. Now, according to this story in the Bangor Daily News, we could get passenger rail service running up to Montreal within a year!
In the ever continuing discussion of the return to ferry service from Maine to Nova Scotia there is this to report. Quest Navigation, INC., a Maine company says they’re ready to lease a ship built to cross the English Channel for 165 Million dollars.