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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