Harry Holman writes about the life and death of the S.S. Prince Edward Island:
As a child I was always delighted when we caught the Prince Edward Island as it was a much more interesting ship to explore. We, with the abridged parental responsibilities of the period, had the full run of the ship from bow to stern and from lifeboats to engine room.
I remember having the same feeling about the new Abegweit ferry vs. The John Hamilton Gray as a child in the early 80s. The Abbey was much more interesting to explore.