The company that runs a high-speed
ferry between Maine and Nova Scotia is cutting back service due to
higher fuel costs and fewer travelers.
Bay Ferries announced Friday that after Labor Day it will reduce
the number of weekly round trips from seven to five. It’s also
ending its service on Oct. 5, nine days earlier than planned.
The company’s ferry, called ":The Cat,": operates between
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, and the Maine ports of Portland and Bar
The company says it’s contacting passengers who’ve already
booked for the canceled period so they can cancel their
reservations or book an alternative time at a discount.
Mark MacDonald, chief executive officer, said the company
regrets the changes, but his company faces the same pressures as
He said fuel costs have ":significantly impacted": his operating
costs and the number of North American vacation travelers.