MAINE STATE FERRY SERVICE

  • Engineering District : 1
  • TSO Series Number : TS-5 Transportation Lines on the Atlantic Gulf and Pacific Coasts
  • Principal Commodity List : PASSENGERS AND VEHICLES
  • Area of Operation : GULF OF MAINE, PENOBSCOT BAY AND BLUEHILL BAY
  • Vessels
    • Specialized Carrier : 7
    • Vessels List : CAPT. CHARLES PHILBROOK, CAPT. E. FRANK THOMPSON, CAPT. HENRY LEE, CAPT. NEAL BURGESS, EVERETT LIBBY, GOVERNOR CURTIS, MARGARET CHASE SMITH
  • Address
    P. O. BOX 645;517A MAIN ST. ROCKLAND ME 04841-0645
  • Contact
    • Phone : 207-596-2202
P. O. BOX 645;517A MAIN ST. ROCKLAND ME 04841-0645

Managed Vessels

CAPT. CHARLES PHILBROOK

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

CAPT. E. FRANK THOMPSON

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

CAPT. HENRY LEE

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

CAPT. NEAL BURGESS

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

EVERETT LIBBY

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

GOVERNOR CURTIS

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

MARGARET CHASE SMITH

  • Type : Ferry
  • Construction : Steel

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Washington State's New Ferry Starts Operations

The newest auto/passenger vessel to serve the United States' largest ferry system has made its debut on the U.S. West Coast.Washington State Ferries (WSF) began carrying passengers aboard the newest state ferry, Suquamish, sailing from Clinton, Wash. on October 4.The 1,500 passenger and 144 vehicle capacity Suquamish, constructed by U.S.

Ferry Capsizes in Tanzania's Lake Victoria

A passenger ferry in Tanzania's Lake Victoria has sunk and rescue operations are underway, Tanzanian authorities said on Thursday.Tanzania's Electrical, Mechanical and Services Agency (TEMESA), which operates ferry services, said the boat, known as MV Nyerere, sank on Thursday afternoon in Ukurewe district Mwanza region.

PPG, MTU Power Bay Area's New Ferries

PPG, MTU Power Bay Area's New Ferries

San Francisco Bay Area ferry operator Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) is expanding its fleet with new vessels in order to meet large ridership increases. By 2035, WETA expects to add a total of 44 new vessels to meet anticipated demand, which is expected to increase by as much as 900 percent.

Washington State Ferries Looks to Go Greener

Washington State Ferries Looks to Go Greener

Washington State Ferries has begun a project to transition the largest vessels in its fleet to cleaner hybrid-electric power.The three ferries in the operator's Jumbo Mark II class, the Tacoma, Wenatchee and Puyallup, were built from 1997 to 1999 at Todd Pacific Shipyards in Seattle.

Whale Watching Catamaran Ferries Delivered

Whale Watching Catamaran Ferries Delivered

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VT Halter Launches New Ferry for Virginia

VT Halter Launches New Ferry for Virginia

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New Larger Ferry Arrives in NYC

New Larger Ferry Arrives in NYC

Ridership on the new NYC Ferry system has far exceeded expectations, serving 5 million passengers since the service was launched in May 2017. Now, in response to the record-breaking demand, new larger-capacity ferries are being built for New York waters, the first of which, Ocean Queen Rockstar, has arrived in New York this week.

Dieselgate 101: Opening the Door to Cleaner Engines

Dieselgate 101: Opening the Door to Cleaner Engines

Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time – or at least pay the staggering fine. And pay it forward, Volkwagen will.    The auto manufacturer got caught using software to trick emissions control software during testing on some cars – nearly 500,000 2.0 liter and 83,000 3.0 liter diesel vehicles – in order to get a passing grade, after which the cars operated in violation of the Clean Air Act.

Ontario Accepts Damen’s Electric Ferry Proposal

Ontario Accepts Damen’s Electric Ferry Proposal

The Government of Ontario has accepted Damen’s proposal to build two ferries with full electric propulsion.   Damen is building a 68-meter Road Ferry 6819 and a 98-meter Road Ferry 9819 to operate in the Canadian waters of the Great Lakes. The vessels will be the first fully electric, non-cable vessels in Canada.

North Carolina Ferries Change Course for the Future

North Carolina Ferries Change Course for the Future

Shoaling shifts NCDOT’s propulsion needs, prompting a sea change. Thrustmaster waterjets step in to carry the day.   In Swansboro, N.C., boatbuilder U.S. Workboats (formerly Armstrong Marine) is assembling the linchpin of the North Carolina Department of Transport’s (NCDOT) business plan for its future Outer Banks ferry services.

Tug Sinks after Collision off Maine

Tug Sinks after Collision off Maine

A tugboat sank after it collided with another vessel about three miles off the coast of Maine.   One of the two crewmen aboard the 40-foot tugboat Helen Louise told U.S. Coast Guard watchstanders that their vessel collided with the 80-foot tugboat Capt Mackintire while they had it in tow about three miles south of Kennebunk, Maine, early Thursday. The Capt Mackintire had no crew aboard.

A 'Ferry' Good Year

A 'Ferry' Good Year

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