New Cable Ferry Launched to Serve the Guysborough County Area of ​​Eastern Nova Scotia – Halifax | The Canadian News

A new $ 6 million cable ferry has been officially launched to serve the Guysborough County area of ​​eastern Nova Scotia.

The Country Harbor ferry has been named Theodore O’Hara, after the first lighthouse keeper in Port Bickerton, NS

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O’Hara kept the lighthouse from 1901 to 1931.

The 15-car ferry, which will operate between Port Bickerton and the port of Isaacs, replaces the Stormont II, a 12-car cable car that served the area for 41 years.

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Authorities say the ferry, which is expected to operate for the next 35 to 40 years, is an important transportation link for many workers in the area and offers shorter routes for emergency vehicles.

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Both the federal and provincial governments contributed about $ 3 million each in funding.

This Canadian Press report was first published on November 13, 2021.

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