M. V. Bluenose Ferry, Bar Harbor, ca. 1960

Contributed by Jesup Memorial Library


The M.V. Bluenose was built in 1955. It was 346 feet long and could hold 615 people, 165 cars and 18 trucks. The ferry at one time employed about 200 people in Bar Harbor and had a crew of 96.

The M.V. Bluenose Ferry ran from Bar Harbor to Nova Scotia from circa 1960 to 1997. The Bluenose was replaced by "The Cat" in 1997. The terminal and docking facility for the M.V. Bluenose was built on the site of the Stotesbury Estate "Wingwood." This estate survived the Fire of 1947 but was demolished in the 1950s to make way for the Bluenose.

Photographer Willis H. Ballard took this image. He was born in Portland in 1907 and moved to Southwest Harbor in 1934, where he was a scenic photographer for about 45 years. Mr. Ballard died in 1980. His photographs were featured in several popular magazines and were displayed at major exhibitions.

This image is copyright material under the W.H. Ballard estate and is not to be reproduced.

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  • Title: M. V. Bluenose Ferry, Bar Harbor, ca. 1960
  • Creator: Willis H. Ballard
  • Creation Date: circa 1960
  • Subject Date: circa 1960
  • Locations:
    • Bar Harbor, Hancock County, ME
    • Yarmouth, NS, Canada
  • Media: Photograph Postcard
  • Dimensions: 9 cm x 14 cm
  • Local Code: JML PC19228
  • Object Type: Image

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Jesup Memorial Library
34 Mount Desert Street, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
(207) 288-4245

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