Saturday, January 4, 2014

LaHave Ferry Still On Dry Land

Here's a picture of the LaHave Ferry. This was posted on Riverport's Facebook page.The ferry broke free from it's cables late Friday night. It's now resting on the shore of Oxner's Beach in Lunenburg county. No injuries to report. Two crew members and a passenger were on board when the ferry started to drift down river. They were safely removed from the ferry.

LaHave Ferry Cables Break, Drifts Down River

No injuries to report after the LaHave Ferry broke free from its cables last night. An official with the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal confirmed the report late Friday night. The ferry began drifting down the river with two crew members and a passenger on board. The Joint Rescue Coordination Centre, RCMP and local volunteer fire departments all assisted in making sure the ferry wasn't lost. The ferry ran aground on a sand bar in Dublin Bay, Lunenburg County. The cable ferry is operated by the province along with three others in Nova Scotia. The 14 car cable ferry connects LaHave to East LaHave.