Throwback 1968 news clipping reveals a time when new Gozo ferry was dubbed ‘too big’
A news clipping dating back to 2nd February 1968 sheds light on a time in which the new ship introduced to the Malta-Gozo ferry service arrived in Malta, and at once deemed “too big for the service.”
In a post shared to Facebook, a local drew attention to how things have changed since then, with a steady rise in demand for ferry trips as Gozo gained popularity as a destination in its own right.
At the time, the Jylland, which came at a cost of £100,000 and could carry “over 30 cars” was also proposed for the Malta-Sicily route apart from Malta-Gozo, thanks to its fast speed.
At the time, the article noted, the quat at Mgarr, Gozo’s port, was “some 60 feet too short for the new ship” shedding light on how much larger it was than its predecessor!
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Do you remember heading to Gozo on the Jylland?