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42 minutes ago, smclelan said:

Hey Groomer

Haven't seen anything in a while, is the new Baie Comeau ferry back running again or is it still in drydock?  What an incredible lemon that has been!!

bonjour !!!

sorry ,forgot to post about that ....

yaaa...back in matane since last monday ....doing some preparations and adjustments before the first crossing !!!

maybe time to open bets till next visit to garage !!!

 

The Société des Traversiers du Québec (STQ) confirms that the F.-A.-Gauthier ferry left Trois-Rivières towards Matane on Sunday.

If all goes as planned, the ship will arrive at the Matane wharf on Monday. In principle, early Monday morning, specifies the spokesperson for the STQ, Alexandre Lavoie.

The Company emphasizes that a period of preparation of the vessel and the crews will be necessary before the return to service of the F.-A.-Gauthier.

The STQ will later disclose the date on which users will be able to navigate again aboard the ferry built by Fincantieri.

 

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10 hours ago, smclelan said:

It likely won't make it through the summer!  There must be a lot of question being asked about the ship builder and who spec'ed the boat for the province.

i guess so , tons of questions for sure to answer !!!

better fix it right before getting stuck again 

 

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It truly is amazing how much that ferry has been broken, especially considering how much emphasis must be put on safety and getting it done right, I am sure it takes years to build it...they should get their money back and go to another company...probably not easy to do...and that boat is a lifeline for many.

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On 4/3/2021 at 7:58 AM, groomer said:

i guess so , tons of questions for sure to answer !!!

better fix it right before getting stuck again 

 

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I think I see beer and liquor on this ship....true sailors.

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35 minutes ago, quebec bob said:

I think I see beer and liquor on this ship....true sailors.

bonjour quebec bob !!!

right !!!

biggest weekend in town since 96 !!!

 

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5 hours ago, quebec bob said:

I think I see beer and liquor on this ship....true sailors.

From what I have seen crossing on the Matane ferry I guess that must make myself and the guys I sled with sailors.....professional sailors!

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Also a good way to pass time if the ferry gets stuck in the ice.  A few years back Andyman and I got locked in the ice on the old ferry 5km off the shore at Matane.  Sat there 13hrs waiting for an ice breaker to come free us up.

 

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