News release

New LaHave Ferry Christened the Brady E. Himmelman

The new cable ferry on the LaHave River, Lunenburg Co., was officially christened today, July 29, as the Brady E. Himmelman to honour a long-time local ferry operator.

The $3.5-million ferry can carry 14 full-size cars, two more per trip than its predecessor, the LaHave II. It was designed by EYE Marine Consultants of Dartmouth and built by A.F. Theriault and Son Ltd. of Meteghan River.

"Because it was designed and built in Nova Scotia, this ferry was helping make life better for Nova Scotians even before it hit the water," said Premier Darrell Dexter. "This project is one of many that are creating good jobs and growing our economy."

Mr. Himmelman, who was in charge of the ferry at LaHave from 1948 until 1983, was on hand to witness the christening, which was performed by his wife, Ramona.

"During the many years he ran the ferry, Brady's willingness to help everyone was legendary," said Donna Malone, president of the Lunenburg Historical Society. "I can't think of a more fitting tribute than naming the new ferry after him."

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The new cable ferry on the LaHave River, Lunenburg County, was officially christened today, (July 29th) as the Brady E. Himmelman to honour a long-time local ferry operator.

Designed and built in Nova Scotia, the three-point-five million dollar ferry can carry 14 full-size cars. It was designed by E-Y-E Marine Consultants of Dartmouth and built by A-F Theriault and Son Limited of Meteghan River.

Premier Darrell Dexter says the project is one of many that are creating good jobs and growing our economy.

Mr. Himmelman, who was in charge of the ferry at LaHave from 1948 until 1983, was on hand to witness the christening which was performed by his wife.

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