Nova Scotia-Portland Ferry Cuts Season Short

Nova Scotia-Portland Ferry Cuts Season Short
Nova Star ferry. Photo/New England Boating, Tom Richardson.

Portland Press Herald: The operator of the ferry between Portland and Nova Scotia is ending its season early and offering refunds to 650 passengers who have already booked tickets on the canceled runs.

Despite the setback, a Nova Scotia official on Monday said the government is working to assure the service operates next year and is sending its top economic development officer to Maine this month to meet with Gov. Paul LePage to explore how Maine can provide some financial support.

“We’re committed to a long-term, successful ferry service on this route,” said Sarah Levy MacLeod, spokesperson for the Nova Scotia Department of Economic and Rural Development and Tourism.

Read more about the shortened season for the Nova Star ferry.