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Lafferty, dry docked for winter at Fort Simpson.

The Lafferty is a ferry operated by the Northwest Territories, at Fort Simpson, where the Liard River empties into the Mackenzie River.[1]

Her engines failed on November 4, 2020.[1] The navigation season was over, and her crew was moving her to where she would be beached for the winter. Rescuers, from Yellowknife, were able to run a line to the vessel, and pull her to shore.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Sarah Sibley. Crew of stranded Liard River ferry now safe, 2020-11-04. “The MV Lafferty ferry, outside the village of Fort Simpson, became stranded on Monday. An engine is said to have failed, leaving the ferry 200 metres from shore with the river fast freezing over.”