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Published on May 22, 2008

Author: bojanfurst


Saint John to Digby SOS A photo essay on endangered ferry link

Captain Oral Hamilton is taking Princess of Acadia out of the Saint John ferry terminal on the West Side.

The old telegraph used to issue commands to the engine room is today replaced by radio connection. In the background is quarter master Carvin Chamberlain.

Captain Oral Hamilton is looking over the Bay of Fundy from the Princess of Acadia bridge.

A group of golfers plays a friendly game of poker on their way to Digby Pines golf course. They make the trip regularly.

A woman is sleeping on board Princess of Acadia on her way to Digby, Nova Scotia.

Brian Hill, engine room assistant, keeps the records straight in the engine control room.

Ship’s workshop deep in the bowels of the Princess of Acadia engine room.

Quarter master Carvin Chamberlain and Captain Oral Hamilton talk in the captain’s cabin.

Don and Elisabeth Phillips from Illinois are looking over the ocean on a clear, sunny August morning. They make the trip several times a year.

Princess of Acadia arrives in Digby, Nova Scotia.

Family, friends and passengers are gathering at Digby terminal awaiting Princes of Acadia arrival.

Combat engineer Sgt. Dan Beason meets his friends Julie, and Richard Bickford at Digby terminal. Bickfords recently had a baby boy, Dylan.

Passengers on the Princess of Acadia eat supper in the ship's restaurant.

Bob and Janet Ferguson are returning to their home in Florida after a cycling tour of southern Nova Scotia.

Bradly Snodgrass, Tim Sonier, Scott Sonier and Brendan McNeil replaced an earlier game of scrabble for high stakes card game with gummy bears for chips.

A Princess of Acadia crew member is ensuring the truck is secure. The ship has an elaborate safety system keeping trucks and cargo secured during rough seas.

Second mate Brian Foot directs crews efforts to load cargo and vehicles in an orderly and secure manner.

Passengers are waiting for the announcement they can disembark at Saint John terminal.

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