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The N.M. Grue-des-Îles upgraded

N.M. Grue-des-Îles

The N.M. Grue-des-Îles ferry upgrades its capacity and service

Isle-aux-Coudres, 2010-2011 - The N.M. Grue-des-Îles ferry, connecting Montmagny to Isle-aux-Grues, receives a major upgrade at the Ocean Industries shipyard over the winter. About 100 employees work more than 20,000 hours to boost the ferry’s passenger capacity and improve its service. The N.M. Grue-des-Îles’s weight is reduced by 16.5 metric tons in order to increase its loading capacity from 84 to 127 metric tons. Its draft is also reduced by about five centimetres. The conversion of its sea water intakes to internal circulation coolers should solve its icing problems and extend the ferry’s operating season.