Fares announced for Portland-Nova Scotia ferry

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PORTLAND — Bay Ferries released its fare schedule Monday for the high-speed CAT ferry service between Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, and Portland.

According to a Canadian Press report published by Metro Toronto, the company said beginning June 15 a round-trip, adult ticket will cost $194. Seniors will pay $186, and children over 6 will cost $118. The cost for vehicles up to 20 feet long will be $275.

The company said the fares are about the same as those charged before the previous high-speed service was discontinued in 2009.

Nova Scotia taxpayers will pay at least $32.7 million over the next two years to re-establish the ferry service. The deal came five months after the province dumped the previous operator, Nova Star Cruises, after it failed to meet passenger targets and absorbed $39.5 million in provincial subsidies during its two years of service.