Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Visiting MV Canna

A nautical flavour to the blog today describing how MV Canna was the penultimate Island Class ferry to be built to ferry traffic between the Scottish Islands.

She was launched on 31st October 1975, and entered service at the end of January the following year on the Portree - Raasay route.

Over the intervening years Canna has been used on most of the inter-island routes and in the late 1990's took over the Rathlin ferry service.

To this day the CANNA has been the regular Rathlin ferry on the 45 minute sailing and curiously enough she is the only ferry in the fleet that is scheduled to make a sailing on Christmas Day each year, giving one return sailing from Rathlin and back

Canna is still in service, however from 1st July this year, she left the CMAL fleet when new operators took over the route and she was chartered to the O'Driscoll's company.

So, the question is - does this vessel belong in the Island Series of Canna?

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