Article on the proposal by Prince Edward Island-based Bay Ferries Ltd. to bring
Article on the proposal by Prince Edward Island-based Bay Ferries Ltd. to bring its high-speed Cat ferry to Portland. Mark MacDonald, president of the company, which has run the Cat from Bar Harbor to Nova Scotia since 1998, says the company has been eyeing Portland since it learned of the city's plans for the Ocean Gateway ship terminal. But Scotia Prince Cruises has operated its ferry from Portland for 35 years under a contract guaranteeing "route protection." The city's ability to guarantee route protection at the Ocean Gateway has come into question, since some state and federal funding for the facility requires that it be open to competition. The larger question is whether the Nova Scotia tourism market is big enough to support both operators in Portland. Jeff Monroe, Portland's transportation director, believes a strong enough market could develop.
Bay keepers, Cat (Ferry), Ferries
Donahue, Sean, "Article on the proposal by Prince Edward Island-based Bay Ferries Ltd. to bring" (2004). Maine News Index – MaineBiz. 2665.