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Fundy Rose is the name of the new Digby Saint John ferry

<p>Kerry Johnson of the Jordantown Acaciaville Conway Betterment Association, MP Greg Kerr, Mike Adams of Bay Ferries and Digby Mayor Ben Cleveland were on hand for the announcement of the name for the new Digby Saint John ferry: Fundy Rose.</p>
<p>Kerry Johnson of the Jordantown Acaciaville Conway Betterment Association, MP Greg Kerr, Mike Adams of Bay Ferries and Digby Mayor Ben Cleveland were on hand for the announcement of the name for the new Digby Saint John ferry: Fundy Rose.</p>

DIGBY – The new Digby Saint John ferry will be known as the Fundy Rose.

Greg Kerr, MP for West Nova, was at the ferry terminal in Digby May 9 to announce the name for the boat formerly known as Blue Star Ithaki and Canada2014, which is expected to enter into operation crossing the Bay of Fundy between Digby and Saint John sometime  before the end of June.

Fundy Rose is a combination of the top names submitted by Canadians as part of a public naming process launched earlier this year.

Fundy of course covers the body of water with the world’s highest tides between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

The second part of the name comes from Rose Fortune, a woman born into slavery in the U.S. She escaped with her family arriving in Annapolis Royal in the 1780s as a ten-year old girl.

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She developed a successful business transporting goods from the ferry docks to Annapolis hotels and homes via wheelbarrow. She also offered a wake-up service to customers to make certain they caught their boat to Digby or Saint John on time.

Over time, Rose Fortune became known as the first female police officer in Canada – an unofficial title she earned by maintaining order and safeguarding property at the town's wharves.

In maritime lore, the name of a ship carries importance and status and this chosen name reflects that proud tradition. The name has met specific eligibility criteria and was available from the Canadian Register of Vessels.

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Greg Kerr, MP for West Nova, was at the ferry terminal in Digby May 9 to announce the name for the boat formerly known as Blue Star Ithaki and Canada2014, which is expected to enter into operation crossing the Bay of Fundy between Digby and Saint John sometime  before the end of June.

Fundy Rose is a combination of the top names submitted by Canadians as part of a public naming process launched earlier this year.

Fundy of course covers the body of water with the world’s highest tides between Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.

The second part of the name comes from Rose Fortune, a woman born into slavery in the U.S. She escaped with her family arriving in Annapolis Royal in the 1780s as a ten-year old girl.

[A New York playwright hopes others will be inspired by Annapolis Royal woman , Dec. 2014]

She developed a successful business transporting goods from the ferry docks to Annapolis hotels and homes via wheelbarrow. She also offered a wake-up service to customers to make certain they caught their boat to Digby or Saint John on time.

Over time, Rose Fortune became known as the first female police officer in Canada – an unofficial title she earned by maintaining order and safeguarding property at the town's wharves.

In maritime lore, the name of a ship carries importance and status and this chosen name reflects that proud tradition. The name has met specific eligibility criteria and was available from the Canadian Register of Vessels.

MORE TO FOLLOW

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