New Canada Post stamp features Grand Manan ferry

A New Brunswick ferry is being immortalized on a postage stamp.

The Grand Manan V, one of two ferries transporting passengers between Grand Manan Island and the mainland, is featured on a new series of Canada Post stamps.

Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Richard Ames said provincial ferries are critical transportation links, and he feels it’s exciting for the Grand Manan V to be selected as a representative on this kind of scale.”

“This is a great opportunity for us to highlight this important mode of travel,” he said.

The Grand Manan V, owned by the province and operated by Coastal Transport, has operated since 1990 and runs as the additional summer ferry, making three round trips daily from late June to early September.

The two ferries transport about 110,000 vehicles, 200,000 passengers and millions of dollars in goods annually.

Gregg Ryder, general manager of Coastal Transport, said his company appreciates the recognition.

“To have one of our ferries selected as one of only five from across the country, and the only one east of Quebec, is quite an accomplishment,” he said.

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