Black Ball lease marks new partnership

The provincial government has signed a three-year lease extension with Black Ball Ferry Lin

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure has signed a three-year lease extension with Black Ball Ferry Line, the operator of MV Coho.

Extending the lease to 2016 will allow the ministry and Black Ball time to develop a long-term plan for the wharves. The ministry is also working with the Clipper Ferry to extend its lease.

The ministry will carry out an engineering assessment of the wharves used by these ferries to determine their condition, remaining lifespan and what repairs are needed. This information will be used to develop a plan for these assets, based on the scope and cost of repairs.

Effective April 1, the ministry will take responsibility of the Belleville Ferry Terminal properties, as part of the dissolution of the Provincial Capital Commission.