Collection MG46 - Grand Manan Ferry Collection

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Grand Manan Ferry Collection

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  • 1930 - 2010, predominant 2010 (Creation)

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12 cm textual material ; 69 photos ; 2 compact disks of photos

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Custodial history

Much of this collection was previously held by the Grand Manan Museum and archives prior to 1986.

Scope and content

This collection contains 18 original enlarged photos of many ferries that serviced Grand Manan Island, New Brunswick from 1930 - 2010, some are mounted in professional scrapbooks. There are 3 cm of original newspaper articles in chronological order of stories about the ferry service. Two compact disks contain memories of the final voyages of The M.V. Grand Manan in service from 1965 to 2010. One compact disk was used on the official final voyage of the ferry as a part of the program and has a video of many ferry photos with the crew singing the song The Grand Manan playing in the background. The other compact disk has 200 images of the life on The Grand Manan with the crew featured doing their daily routines. Of the 200 images 45 were printed off for reference. As an index, there are 6 photo pages with thumbnail size photos of all 200 images.

New ferries arrived in 1965 and 1990 and 2010.

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good condition

Immediate source of acquisition

This collection of Grand Manan Ferry memorabilia was donated by Judy Gaskill, Ava Sturgeon, Gavin Wilcox, Ned and Diane Smith, from the estate of C. N. Wilson, Laurie Murison and Ken Ingersoll. The newspaper articles were previously held at the Grand Manan Museum.


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The compact disk of The Grand Manan Ferry photos from 2010 were taken by Tara Ashfield. Credit for her photos must accompany use. No other conditions or restrictions. The memory compact disk was created by Donalda Cook and permission for reuse must be acquired by the researcher.

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Both compact disks will operate on Windows 8 operating systems.
The photo files are in jpg format.

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