Halifax Transit is eagerly anticipating the arrival of another new passenger ferry in summer 2016. This new vessel will replace one of the existing ferry vessels and will bring more continuity and efficiency to the harbour ferry service.
Based on the success of our 2013 Ferry Naming Contest that saw the name of Christopher Stannix placed on one of our ferry vessels, and the 2015 Ferry Naming Contest that saw the name of Craig Blake, residents of Halifax were encouraged to submit naming suggestions for the name of the new vessel. After receiving over 200 naming suggestions, residents are given the opportunity to choose between five name choices: Vincent Coleman, Major Gavin Rainnie, Viola Desmond, Pte. John Curwin and Ron Wallace.
Once the name has been selected, and the family notified, the new ferry is set to go into operation in the summer of 2016. As that date approaches, more information on a celebration of the new vessel entering service will become available.