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Camille-Marcoux ferry carrying 230 passengers freed from ice in Quebec

02/15/2015 08:40 EST | Updated 04/17/2015 05:59 EDT
An icebound ferry near Matane, Quebec, was freed Sunday after being trapped for hours several kilometres from the coast. 

The Camille-Marcoux ferry, which runs between Matane and Baie-Comeau, got stuck in the ice twice this weekend.

At 3 p.m. ET Sunday the ferry became trapped and the icebreaker Terry Fox was sent to help free it. The 230 people on board had to wait until the ship resumed its trip at 7 p.m. It arrived in Baie-Comeau four hours late.

Saturday, the ship had turned back after being stuck in the ice in the Matane wharf for more than two hours. 

Normally, the Camille-Marcoux makes the journey between Matane and Baie-Comeau in 2½ hours. 

Matane is located on the St. Lawrence River on the Gaspé Peninsula.

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