Hamilton Ferry Terminal - Hamilton, Bermuda
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N 32° 17.482 W 064° 47.184
20S E 331788 N 3574133
Quick Description: The Hamilton Ferry Terminal is located at Albouy's Point near downtown Hamilton, Bermuda.
Location: Bermuda
Date Posted: 11/9/2014 7:25:43 AM
Waymark Code: WMMVJ1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bon Echo
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Long Description:

The Bermuda ferry service, known as Sea Express, is operated by the Government of Bermuda's Department of Marine and Ports Services. They are responsible for the safe movement of both international shipping and local ferry transportation service between the islands of Bermuda. They operate public ferries over several routes. The three main docks are located at the Royal Naval Dockyard, the town of St. George, and the capital, Hamilton.

In 2002, Sea Express, part of Department of Marine and Ports Services, opened a new ferry terminal and docking facility in the Albouy's Point in Hamilton, Bermuda. This ferry service accommodates West End residents and workers and cruise ship passengers from Heritage and King's Wharf going to and from Hamilton. The Hamilton Ferry terminal also provides service to and from Warwick Parish, Paget Parish, and Southampton Parish.

Officiating at the opening were several dignitaries including: the then Premier of Bermuda, Jennifer M. Smith, Premier of Bermuda; Ewart F. Brown, Minister of Transportation; W. Alexander Scott, Minister of Works and Engineering; Lawson E. Mapp, Mayor of Hamilton; Willard Fox.

Jennifer Meredith Smith was born in 1947 in Bermuda. She attended the Art Institute of Bermuda before returning to Bermuda as a reporter. She was appointed to the Bermuda Senate in 1980 and was elected to the House of Assembly in 1989 as a member of the Progressive Labour Party. Upon her party winning the election of 1998, as leader of her party, She became the premier of Bermuda as post she held until 2003. She presided over the opening of the Hamilton Ferry Terminal on March 27, 2002.

Ewart Frederick Brown, Jr., was a Member of the Assembly and Minister of Transportation at the opening of the Hamilton Ferry Terminal. He oversaw the public bus system, taxis, marine ports and ferries, vehicle licensing, and aviation. A progressive leader, he modernized the Bermuda's obsolete ferry system with new and faster, 205-seat catamarans, the Serenity and the Resolute. He became Premier of Bermuda from 2006 to 2010. A physician by profession, he is the medical director of Bermuda Healthcare Services.

A polished black granite plaque is embedded in the top of a 4' high cinder block platform. The plaque commemorated the opening of the Dockyard Ferry Dock which provides ferry service to St. George and Hamilton, Bermuda.

The plaque contains the image of a ferry and the following inscription:

Hamilton Ferry Terminal
Opened on 27 March 2002
The Hon. Jennifer M. Smith, JP, DHum, MP, The Premier of Bermuda
Dr. the Hon. Ewart F. Brown, JP, MP, Minister of Transport
The Hon. W. Alex Scott, JP, MP, Minister of Works and Engineering
The Rt. Wor. Lawson E. Mapp, JP, The Mayor of Hamilton
Mr. Willard Fox

Sea Express
You Gotta Sea It!

Dr. the Hon. Ewart F. Brown, JP, MP
Minister of Transport

What was opened/inaugurated?: Hamilton Ferry Terminal

Who was that opened/inaugurated it?: The Hon. Jennifer M. Smith, Premier of Bermuda; et. al.

Date of the opening/inauguration?: March 27, 2002

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