Saturday, October 29, 2016

Westport Ferry - new home, new colour

A workboat that has received mention in these posts before has a new home. Westport Ferry, long a fixture in Dominion Diving's fleet was sold this summer to a private owner in Purcell's Cove, and now calls that inlet its home. To signify its new ownership, its hull is now painted red.

Built in 1965 by St. Marys Bay Industries Ltd in Meteghan, NS, it was the last wooden hull and the longest standing member of Dominion Diving's fleet, having been acquired by Dominion's original owners in 1978.
I featured the boat here in 2014:

Little has changed in the interim, except that when I saw it in early September, it was obviously on a pleasure run - something it never did for Dominion Diving! So my assumption is that it was sold in August.

In the intervening month it has acquired its red hull paint and is now moored in Purcell's Cove, at the mouht of the Northwest Arm.


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