While we were in Nova Scotia in the summer of 2012, we took a day trip from Annapolis Royal down to Yarmouth. We noted that the town of Yarmouth seemed to be on the wane as a result of the ferry from Maine having ceased operations in 2009.
The Ferry Is Back
In May, a new luxury ferry began operating daily between Portland, Maine and Yarmouth. I feel sure that a lot of work was done by Nova Scotia promoters to get this done, and I understand that subsidies are involved on both sides of the water. I have read that, at least through June, the ferry is running at less than capacity and introductory fares are very reasonable.
When we visited on June 28, 2012; we dined on the docks and walked about the village visiting art galleries, museums, and shops and we took a walking tour of the historic residential district just a block from the waterfront.
Photos by Old Ones Dream
A New Down East Travel Opportunity
There are over 800 land miles between Portland, Maine and the southeast shore of Nova Scotia. By the ferry it is 11 hours and includes an ocean cruise with all the amenities.