Nova Scotia

Cape Breton's Englishtown ferry knocked out of service

The Englishtown ferry taking vehicles to Cape Breton's iconic Cabot Trail has been knocked out of service for a few days.

Nova Scotia Public Works says the ferry's engine threw a rod and damaged the block on Sunday

The vehicle ferry at Englishtown in Cape Breton, seen in this file photo from Oct. 11, suffered engine failure on Sunday and will likely be out of service until Thursday. (Tom Ayers/CBC)

The Englishtown ferry, which takes vehicles to and from Cape Breton's iconic Cabot Trail, has been knocked out of service for a few days.

The ferry suffered engine failure Sunday after it threw a rod and damaged the block, said Nova Scotia's Public Works Department in an email.

The province said staff are working to replace the engine.

This is usually a busy week for the ferry, with motorists heading to the Cape Breton highlands to view the fall colours.

The ferry, which crosses St. Anns Bay, is expected to return to service on Thursday.

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