May 26, 1965 (26th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LIB

Maurice Lamontagne (Secretary of State of Canada)

Liberal

Hon. Maurice Lamonlagne (Secretary of State):

I am informed by the Departments of Transport and Public Works as follows:
The Canadian Maritime Commission advise as follows:

May 26, 1965
Questions
(a) Distances present service: between
Grand Manan and Saint John direct 45 miles; between Grand Manan and Saint John via Wilson's Beach 64 miles; between Grand Manan and St. Andrews via Wilson's Beach 30.5 miles.
Distance proposed service between Grand Manan and Blacks Harbour 19i miles;
Present routes and sailings, from May to October inclusive: Three round trips per week between Grand Manan and St. Andrews, calling at Wilson's Beach, both ways; One round trip per week between Grand Manan and Saint John, calling at Wilson's Beach, both ways; One round trip per week between Grand Manan and Saint John direct.
During the months of April, November and December: One round trip per week between Grand Manan and Saint John, calling at Wilson's Beach, both ways; Four round trips per week between Grand Manan and St. Andrews, calling at Wilson's Beach, both ways.
During the Mid-Summer months: Round trips are made on ten Sundays between Grand Manan and St. Andrews.
Proposed route and sailings during Summer months: Two round trips per day between Grand Manan and Blacks Harbour.
During the Winter months: One round trip per day between Grand Manan and Blacks Harbour.
(b) New terminals will be provided. The mainland terminal will be at Blacks Harbour (Wallace's Cove) and the Grand Manan Island terminal will be at North Head. A contract was awarded by the Department of Public Works on March 29, 1965, to Diamond Construction (1961) Ltd., of Fredericton, N.B., based on a lump sum price, fixed unit rates and estimated quantities totalling $1,490,139. for the construction of the two terminals.
At Blacks Harbour the work involves the construction of a cribwork wharf with a rock-fill approach. The wharf will be equipped with a transfer bridge and hoisting equipment. An approach road and parking area are also included.
At North Head, a transfer bridge and the necessary hoisting equipment will be added to the existing boat wharf to accommodate the new ferry.
The dredging which is required at both sites is for the purpose of preparation of foundations for the timber cribs. No navigation dredging is required.

(c) Yes. Size: length 172'3", breadth 40', moulded depth 13', draft lO'OOi". Capacity: 100 passengers, 22 cars or equivalent in cars and trucks. Cost of construction of vessel: $1,877,000. Place of construction: Saint John, N.B.

Topic:   QUESTIONS
Subtopic:   FERRY SERVICE, GRAND MANAN ISLAND AND MAINLAND
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