Former Portland-to-Yarmouth ferry sold for scrap in Sri Lanka

The Associated Press
Posted March 20, 2012, at 11:59 a.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — The Scotia Prince ferry that sailed between Portland, Maine, and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, for more than two decades is going to the scrap heap.

The ship that ferried tourists, truckers, gamblers and others was a fixture on the Portland waterfront until 2004, when the Portland-to-Yarmouth service came to an abrupt end amid declining ticket sales and a lawsuit over mold in Portland’s passenger terminal.

The vessel later housed Hurricane Katrina survivors off the coast of New Orleans, revived ferry service between India and Sri Lanka, and evacuated Indian citizens from war-torn Libya.

The Portland Press Herald says the vessel has been sold for scrap in Sri Lanka. It says there has been talk of restoring ferry service but so far to no avail.

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