Former Scotia Prince Ferry to be Scrapped
March 21, 2012
Portland Press Herald: For 22 years, from 1982 to 2004, the Scotia Prince was a seasonal fixture on Portland’s busy waterfront, ferrying tourists, truckers, gamblers and others to and from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.
Its service in Portland came to an abrupt end in a storm of controversy marked by declining ticket sales and a lawsuit that blamed Portland officials for a moldy passenger terminal.
Now, after recent stints housing Hurricane Katrina survivors off the coast of New Orleans, reviving ferry service between India and Sri Lanka and evacuating Indian citizens from war-torn Libya, the 40-year-old ferry is heading for the scrap heap.