Grand Manan Islanders who rely on the ferry, the Grand Manan Adventure, to reach the mainland have been wondering why she seems to be off its run a lot lately.
Gregg Ryder, General Manager of Coastal Transport, tells CHSJ News the problem was a faulty seal and they've been working with the Florida company that built her to fix the problem.
The ferry was out of service from March 30th for 9 days, and was put back in the water yesterday (Sunday). Ryder says he thinks she's a good ship, but a new one--and with any new piece of machinery that big and complex, there are bound to be teething issues.
At the end of May, Coastal Transportation will have a redesigned website where people can get instantly updated on the status of the ferry. Ryder reminds members of the public the Coastal Office is open 365 days a year and inquiries from the public are welcome.