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Revision as of 04:14, 25 April 2020

Coopérative de transport Maritime et Aérien logo-a.jpg
Founded May 28, 1944
Fleet size 4
Routes 4

The Coopérative de transport Maritime et Aérien, abbreviated CTMA, is a cooperative providing ferry service to the Magdalen Islands, QC.

History

CTMA was formed as a cooperative by Magdalen Island residents on May 28, 1944, in order to provide regular transportation access to the mainland. The cooperative originally intended to provide both ferry and air service; however, the latter never materialized.[1]

During the initial years, the priority for CTMA was carrying freight (mostly fish) from the Magdalen Islands to major cities such as Halifax, Matane, Montreal, and Quebec City, and shipping goods and supplies to the Island. In 1971, the purchase of the Manic enabled the first roll-on/roll-off service to the Island from Souris, PEI; this launched a tourist boom.[2] Cruise service from Montreal began in 2002.

Routes

  • Cap-aux-Meules, PQ - Souris, PE (Under contract to Federal Government of Canada)
  • Cap-aux-Meules, PQ - Matane, PQ (freight only)
  • Cap-aux-Meules, PQ - Ile d'Entrée, PQ (under contract to Société des traversiers du Québec)
  • Seasonal Cruise (Montréal - Cap-aux-Meules - Gaspé - Montréal)

Fleet

Current

Name Thumbnail Year Builder Vehicle
capacity
Passenger
capacity
Route(s) served Notes
C.T.M.A. Vacancier[3] 1973 J.J. Sietas Schiffswerft 210 380 Seasonal Cruise
  • Ex-City of Cork, purchased in 2002.
C.T.M.A. Voyageur II 1998 30+ trailers None Cap-aux-Meules - Matane
  • Ex-Clipper Ranger, leased in 2019 and purchased in December 2019.[4]
Ivan-Quinn[5] 2009 Méridien Maritime 2 45 Cap-aux-Meules - Ile d'Entrée
Madeleine[6] 1981 Verolme Cork Dockyard 190 755 Cap-aux-Meules - Souris
  • Purchased from Irish Ferries in 1997.

Retired

This list is incomplete.

Name Thumbnail Year Builder Vehicle
capacity
Passenger
capacity
Route(s) served Notes
C.T.M.A. Voyageur 1971 22 trailers None Cap-aux-Meules - Matane
  • Ex-Mirela, purchased in 1987.
  • Withdrawn September 5, 2019; sold in February 2020.[7]

External links

References

  1. Our history, CTMA, retrieved April 20, 2020.
  2. Chronology, CTMA, retrieved April 20, 2020.
  3. Technical data, CTMA, retrieved April 20, 2020.
  4. The Clipper Ranger becomes the CTMA Voyageur II, CTMA, published December 17, 2019.
  5. NM Ivan-Quinn, Société des traversiers du Québec, retrieved April 20, 2020.
  6. Technical data, CTMA, retrieved April 20, 2020.
  7. Roro C.T.M.A. VOYAGEUR Purchased by a Greek Interests Company, Ferry Shipping News, published February 13, 2020.