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The 'CAT' ferry docked in Yarmouth harbour on May 3, 2024 (Acadia News)

Yarmouth Mayor excited for return of the ‘CAT’

By Kevin Northup May 16, 2024 | 10:00 AM

The Mayor of Yarmouth says exciting times await as the ‘CAT’ ferry returns.

The first sailings between the town and Bar Harbor, Maine take place Friday.

Pam Mood says tens of thousands enjoy the area every year.

“We have to show them who we are, feed them, let them do the experiences. We are looking forward to a tremendous tourism season,” said the Mayor.

The province is undergoing an economic impact study on the service.

The ‘CAT’ carried over 38,000 passengers last year, numbers still below pre-pandemic levels.

Mood says they’re looking to have another strong year to show what the province gains from the ferry.

“What’s happened in the past truly shows what this community and the province gains from the ferry. There’s no question in our minds what should happen.”

In the first few weeks the ferry will not run Tuesday and Wednesday’s but will begin daily trips on June 20.

The last crossings will happen on October 15.