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Tentative Agreement Reached Between Portland, Nova Scotia Ferry Company

PORTLAND, Maine — Portland has reached a tentative agreement with the operators of a ferry to Nova Scotia on a schedule.

The schedule calls for the high-speed ferry to arrive in Portland daily at 1:30 p.m. and depart an hour later. The goal was to coordinate with cruise ships using Portland Harbor.

City Manager Jon Jennings tells the Portland Press Herald that he wants the ferry to arrive after the afternoon arrivals and departures of cruise ship excursions. Jennings has said that he’d like to avoid adding hundreds of ferry passengers to the mix of people on the eastern waterfront.

The ferry service is expected to begin June 15. Bay Ferries has already posted the schedule, with a 2:30 p.m. departure from Portland, on its website. Adult fare is $194 round trip.

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