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Ferry Boat Tales: Travel through time and across the harbour

(Friday, June 26, 2009) - This summer, Metro Transit Ferry passengers will have the chance to be dazzled by tales of Halifax's seafaring history.

From July 1 through August 31, Halifax Regional Municipality is presenting a new theatrical production called Ferry Boat Tales aboard the Halifax-Dartmouth ferry. From the founding of the city and shipwrecks in the harbour, to daring nighttime escapes during war and the Halifax Explosion, residents and visitors will experience Halifax's history in a unique and exciting way, while traveling aboard the oldest salt water ferry service in North America..

There will be six performances daily, Tuesday - Saturday. The show is free with transit fare.

The summer schedule will be as follows:

July 1 through August 31 - Tuesday to Saturday

To Dartmouth

(Halifax waterfront at the foot of George Street)
12:15 p.m.. 2:15 p.m. 7:15 p.m.

To Halifax
(Dartmouth waterfront at Alderney Landing)
12:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

Ferry Boat Tales is being presented in association with Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, produced by Heritage Explorers and performed by local theatre group DaPoPo. It is an initiative of HRM Community Relations and Cultural Affairs. Visit

Media interested in viewing the kick off show on Canada Day at 2:15 p.m. (departing from the Halifax Ferry terminal) are asked to contact Colleen Connolly at 490-5739.

Interviews with the performers can also be booked.

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Colleen Connolly
HRM Cultural Affairs




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