$3.1M Norway House cable ferry almost complete

A $3.1 million cable ferry that will serve Norway House First Nation is nearly complete.

C.F. Gilbert Laugher cable ferry about 75% complete

A $3.1 million cable ferry that will serve Norway House First Nation is nearly complete. Crews moved it between two construction yards in Selkirk, Man. on Friday. 1:40

A $3.1 million cable ferry that will serve Norway House First Nation is nearly complete.

In a news release on Friday, the government of Manitoba said 156-tonne vessel is about 75 per cent complete.
C.F. Gilbert Laugher cable ferry will replace an aging ferry serving Norway House First Nation. (Ron Boileau/CBC)

On Friday the C.F. Gilbert Laugher was moved from a building site in Selkirk, Man about 16 kilometres away to a provincial construction yard in the city.

Pilot vehicles escorted the move, said the province.

The new cable ferry will replace C.F. James Apetagon which has been in service since 1977.
Workers escorted the 156-tonne vessel down 16 kilometres on Friday to a provincial yard in Selkirk. (Ron Boileau/CBC)