The Torquil MacLean Ferry provides a means of accessing the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton across the head of Saint Ann’s Bay (Englishtown to Jersey Cove). The service runs year round, except when the ice flows are in, 24 hours a day. The run is approximately 3 minutes and has a length of 150m. The ferry is a double ended passenger and car cable ferry.
The Torquil MacLean ferry sees the largest ridership of all the provincial ferries in the fleet. TEST
The ferry was designed by EYE for the Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal (NSTIR) in 2006. The ferry was built by A.F. Theriault & Son Ltd in Meteghan, NS and completed in 2007 with EYE providing the onsite representation and technical advisor services for NSTIR. The ferry entered service in 2007 and was registered with Transport Canada at that time.
|Vessel Type:||Passenger/Car Ferry|
2 crew – (99 total)
|Classification:||Minor Waters Class I|
|Main Engines:||1 x 311 BHP @1800RPM CAT C9|
|Propulsion:||1 x Haggluund
Cable and Bullwheels
|Fuel Capacity:||7 500 litres|
|Water Capacity:||1 500 litres|
|Shipyard:||A.F. Theriault & Son Ltd|