Cat Ferry Closure 

The high-speed ferry service from Maine to Nova Scotia is coming to a halt. The President of Bay Ferries Limited says The Cat, which runs out of Bar Harbor and Portland, will not re-open this summer. On Tuesday the Nova Scotia Government announced they would no longer financially support the Cat ferry during its 2010 operating season. The government had been providing the ferry millions of dollars to continue service.Dana Reed, Town Manager for Bar Harbor says, “It’s really too early to say what kind of an impact it will have, but it will have an effect on some of the hotels in the town as well as those who have lost their jobs.”Bay Ferries Limited sited the decline in service, with fewer Americans visiting Canada, in addition to the pull out of governmental support as its reasons for closure. About 120 ferry related jobs will be lost.