Updated as of 2/13/24

*Project Update* 

Construction of the Machigonne II replacement vessel is well underway at Senesco Marine in Rhode Island with an expected delivery to CBL in June of 2024. Memos with progress photos can be found below.

Progress Photo Memo 2.7.2024

Progress Photo Memo 12.1.2023

Progress Photo Memo 10.1.2023

The CBITD Board of Directors recently voted to name the new vessel “Battery Steele”. Our recent blog post about the name dives deeper into the meaning.

The vessel will be constructed in 10 modules, five that make up the hull portion of the ferry and five for the upper deck portions of the ferry. Senesco has started fabrication of portions of the first three modules. As each module is completed, it’s then moved into an assembly area where they will start outfitting with piping and other support systems before attaching the modules to each other as they are ready.  

Once the hull sections are completed and assembled, the other modules for the upper decks will be fabricated and lifted into position on top of the hull sections. Along with the work that the shipyard is doing, the propulsion provider, ABB, has begun work on the electrical hybrid portion of the vessel. The first piece of equipment to be fabricated was a unit to monitor battery charge and discharge along with early warning systems that would let the operator know if there was an issue. This and all future electrical equipment will undergo factory acceptance testing. The two main propulsion motors have also been assembled, tested and have been shipped to the shipyard. The automated rapid charger that will be placed on the pier is also in the early stages of fabrication and is scheduled to be delivered to Portland in May of 2024.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pictured left: Module 3 

Pictured right: Main deck being added to Module 2 

Overall, construction is proceeding on schedule with expected delivery to CBL in June of 2024. While we do not expect any delays at this time, the ability to get material and products delivered in a timely manner remains problematic, especially items being shipped from outside of the United States. Long lead time items were flagged early, and everything is being done to get those items coming as soon as possible. 

The next phase of the Fleet Evaluation Project involves a new vessel to replace the Maquoit II. Following a competitive RFP process earlier this year, Bristol Harbor Group Inc. has been selected as the naval architect. They will assist with the predesign activities as well as the final design of the vessel. Concurrent with the start of their contract, a Vessel Advisory Committee will be established to advise throughout the preliminary design. This will include determination of the basic size and configuration of the vessel as well as evaluation of propulsion options, various operational features and project goals. The preliminary design process is expected to take up to a year and will culminate with the submission of a Preliminary Design Report that will be presented to the full Board for review and approval before the final design phase of the project would commence.  

 

Project Background

Casco Bay Island Transit District (Casco Bay Lines) is currently in the process of updating a portion of its existing fleet of vessels. Casco Bay Lines maintains a Transit Asset Management Plan to track the inventory of transit assets (including vessels), their condition and costs associated with their maintenance. This is common practice for any business seeking to plan and budget for the inevitable depreciation and increased maintenance costs of their assets. Typically, Casco Bay Lines passenger vessels have a “useful life” of approximately 30 years. While they can still be utilized safely beyond that point, repairs and maintenance become prohibitively expensive. The Casco Bay Lines Transit Asset Management Plan identified that the Machigonne II is beyond useful life and the Maquoit is approaching the same status.

As part of a long-range planning process undertaken by the Casco Bay Lines Board of Directors (Board) between 2015 and 2016, the Board agreed to a number of goals and priorities, one of which was to secure funding for the design and construction of a new ferry. With the support of the Federal Transit Administration, the State of Maine, the City of Portland and the Portland Area Comprehensive Transportation System (PACTS), Casco Bay Lines has, as of February 2019, secured sufficient funds to design and construct one new vessel.

Based on demand and facility constraints, the Maine Public Utilities Commission currently allows for Casco Bay Lines to utilize a fleet of no more than five vessels, four for regular operations and one spare. To help determine which of the current vessels should be replaced with a new vessel, and to assist with the Schedule Analysis Project, Casco Bay Lines issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a qualified consulting firm to evaluate the current fleet and schedule and make recommendations to the Board.

This process, referred to as the Schedule/Fleet Analysis, included historical data analysis, a survey of all users of the ferry system, an open house at the Casco Bay Lines terminal, and public meetings on each island. Public feedback and data collected was utilized by the consulting firm to assist in their evaluation. Following a presentation from the consulting firm with their recommendation of which vessel should be replaced first, at the public Board meeting on May 17, 2018, the Board voted to use existing funds for a new vessel for Peaks Island service and to move forward in seeking additional funding for a new Down Bay Islands’ vessel.

 

Machigonne II Replacement Vessel 

In 2018, Casco Bay Lines developed an RFP to select a vessel designer, inviting over eleven firms to consider submitting a proposal, and advertising the RFP. Four firms submitted proposals, two were short listed for interviews and Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) from Seattle, Washington, was selected. Casco Bay Lines entered into a contract with EBDG in May of 2018 and they began the work of assessing the vessel requirements using results from the fleet analysis work done by KPFF.

Casco Bay Lines invited members of the Board and the public to join a Vessel Advisory Committee (VAC) and conducted a public kick-off meeting with VAC and EBDG on May 22, 2018. EBDG then worked to determine possible vessel configurations that met the needs of Casco Bay Lines and conformed to the various regulatory requirements and operational constraints. A second VAC meeting was held in October 2018 for EBDG to share progress and seek additional input.

An informational public meeting was held on March 23, 2019, to discuss capacity for the new vessel being designed for Peaks Island service. Representatives from Casco Bay Lines presented an update on the current status of the Fleet Evaluation Project and the new vessel design. The public had an opportunity to provide feedback and ask questions at this meeting. A copy of the presentation can be found here and an audio recording of the meeting can be found here*.

In recognition of the concerns raised by a group of residents, the Board took up consideration and action specifically related to the capacity of the new Peaks Island vessel at the public Board meeting on May 23, 2019. Casco Bay Lines staff prepared the following materials in advance: Commitment Letter from City of Portland – May 7, 2019 , CBITD New Peaks Island Vessel 30 Year Financial Pro Forma, Executive Summary & Analysis – May 20, 2019, and CBITD Staff Memo: Vehicle Reservation Update – May 17, 2019.

An amendment was offered during the May 23, 2019, meeting to restrict passenger capacity of the new vessel to a maximum of 499 passengers on outbound trips to Peaks Island and a maximum passenger capacity allowed by final vessel design for inbound trips to Portland. Ultimately, the Board approved the amendment and voted 9 to 2 to provide staff with their approval to proceed in designing a vessel with a capacity no greater than 599 passengers and 15 vehicles.

In early 2020, EBDG completed their analysis and compiled their comprehensive recommendations, including size, capacity, hull shape and propulsion with the evaluation of various hull configurations and propulsion systems in the form of a Preliminary Design Report (PDR).

An informational public meeting was held on March 7, 2020, on Peaks Island to review the proposed design in the PDR. Representatives from Casco Bay Lines presented an update on the current status of the Fleet Evaluation Project and the new vessel design. The public had an opportunity to provide feedback and ask questions at this meeting. Materials shared in advance of the public meeting included the following: PDR Overview Memo, Preliminary Design Report, Propulsion Selection Study, Battery Optimization Memo.

As part of the March 7, 2020, presentation, Casco Bay Lines staff shared plans to seek funding from outside sources for a 900 kWh diesel-electric hybrid propulsion system for the new vessel, utilizing innovative battery technology, in place of a conventional diesel mechanical propulsion system.

Charging while docked in Portland, and operating in battery-powered mode whenever possible, the new propulsion system will eliminate up to 800 metric tons of CO2 emissions annually. It will also dramatically improve both the passenger and community experience by significantly reducing exhaust fumes, excessive engine noise and vibrations found on other vessels.

A copy of the presentation made at the meeting can be found here.. An audio recording of the meeting can be found here**. Answers to questions posed at the meeting were posted in the Frequently Asked Questions section of this page below.

EBDG’s recommendations, along with public comments from the March 7 meeting, were presented to the VAC on May 20, 2020, and then the Board, for their consideration, on May 28, 2020.

The Board voted to postpone consideration until their meeting on June 25, 2020, at which time they voted 7-5 to approve the PDR. The vote concluded the preliminary portion of the vessel design process, and EBDG then proceeded to complete final design work.

In July of 2020, Casco Bay Lines learned it would receive nearly $4 million to fund the 900 kWh diesel electric hybrid propulsion system for the new vessel. Casco Bay Lines applied for $3.2 million in funding to procure the technology through the FTA’s Passenger Ferry Grant program (49 U.S.C. 5307(h)) which provides competitive funding for projects that support passenger ferry systems in urbanized areas. The project was one of only 12 across the nation awarded funds from the program’s total distribution of $47.5 million dollars.

Casco Bay Lines will also receive $750,000 through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Maritime Environmental and Technical Assistance (META) Program to go towards various components of the project. Casco Bay Lines will work with the U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration (MARAD) to assess efficiency data and do additional testing and reporting on the hybrid engine and battery charging systems for use by others in the maritime industry.

The propulsion and shoreside charging systems will be provided by ABB, a leading global technology company selected through a competitive RFP process.

A Vessel Advisory Committee meeting was then held on Tuesday, January 26, to collect feedback from the VAC and public on those final design elements not already been approved by the Board in preliminary design, such as seating arrangements and finishes. The following materials were shared in advance:

Feedback from the public and the VAC was shared with the Board in advance of their meeting on February 25, 2021. At that time, the Board reviewed final design concepts and diagrams for the new Peaks Island vessel, along with public feedback, and voted to authorize the District’s President and General Manager to execute a contract with a qualified shipyard selected to construct the new Peaks Island Vessel using Elliot Bay Design Group’s final design specifications and available funding.

This concluded the design phase of the project.  

In 2022, CBL staff issued a request for proposals to identify a shipyard to construct the vessel. Senesco Marine of North Kingston, Rhode Island, was selected. Construction of the vessel is underway and on schedule for delivery to Casco Bay Lines in June of 2024.

 

Maquoit II Replacement Vessel

The Maquoit II, an indispensable vessel in the CBITD fleet, will soon reach the end of its useful life. The ferry serves as a lifeline for five unbridged islands “down the bay”, carrying passengers and freight nearly 50 miles each day, 365 days a year, and delivering U.S. mail to the farthest reaches of the service area. Equipped with a heavy-duty crane, it is also CBITD’s primary freight-carrying vessel.

As part of prior work to replace the Machigonne, Casco Bay Lines’ staff and Board of Directors opted to pursue a diesel electric hybrid propulsion system for the new vessel in place of a conventional diesel mechanical propulsion system. In 2021, CBL applied for and was awarded $3.6 million in FTA competitive grant funding in order to utilize a diesel-electric hybrid propulsion in the Maquoit replacement vessel. CBL estimates utilizing this propulsion system in the new downbay vessel will eliminate an additional 1,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions annually over the vessel’s 30-year lifespan. It will also dramatically improve the rider and neighbor experience by significantly reducing exhaust fumes and eliminating excessive engine noise and vibrations found on existing vessels.

Casco Bay Lines has secured additional grant funding for design and construction of the vessel. In early 2023, following a competitive RFP process, Bristol Harbor Group Inc. was selected as the naval architect for the project. As part of this contract Bristol Harbor Group will assist with the predesign activities as well as the final design of the vessel. Concurrent with the start of their contract, a Vessel Advisory Committee will be established to advise throughout the preliminary design. This will include determination of the basic size and configuration of the vessel as well as evaluation of propulsion options, various operational features and project goals. The preliminary design process is expected to take up to a year and will culminate with the submission of a Preliminary Design Report that will be presented to the full Board for review and approval before the final design phase of the project would commence.

Public feedback may be submitted to moc.s1709350875enily1709350875abocs1709350875ac@tc1709350875ejorP1709350875noita1709350875ulavE1709350875teelF1709350875 or Casco Bay Lines Attn: Fleet Evaluation Project, P.O. Box 4656, Portland, ME, 04112-4656, and all comments sent to this inbox/mailing address will be shared with the Board of Directors prior to their consideration of the proposed vessel design.

Questions? Send via email to moc.s1709350875enily1709350875abocs1709350875ac@tc1709350875ejorP1709350875noita1709350875ulavE1709350875teelF1709350875 or mail to Casco Bay Lines Attn: Fleet Evaluation Project, P.O. Box 4656, Portland, ME, 04112-4656. Please Note: while Casco Bay Lines makes every effort to respond to all questions, we ask for your patience as we may be receiving large volumes.

* This audio recording was taken on March 23, 2019, at the public meeting of the Casco Bay Island Transit District held on Peaks Island at the Peaks Island Elementary School. The recording covers the entirety of the meeting beginning approximately at 10:00 am and concluding at approximately 12:30 pm.

**This audio recording was taken on March 7, 2020, at the public meeting of the Casco Bay Island Transit District held on Peaks Island at the Peaks Island Elementary School. The recording covers the entirety of the meeting beginning approximately at 10:15 am and concluding at approximately 11:45 am.

 

Machigonne II Replacement: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

 

1) Why is Casco Bay Island Transit District (CBITD) in the process of designing a new vessel for Peaks Island service?

The CBITD Transit Asset Management Plan (TAM) identified that the Machigonne II (the car ferry that currently services Peaks Island) is beyond its useful life and the Maquoit is approaching the same status. This means that the Machigonne II has been in operation for 30+ years and, while safe to operate, it is becoming prohibitively expensive to maintain and operate. During 2015-2016 strategic planning sessions, the CBITD Board of Directors (Board) agreed on several priorities, including the need to perform a schedule and fleet analysis, the need to develop a vessel replacement schedule, and the need to secure funding for vessel replacement. Following the Schedule/Fleet Analysis (see FAQ #7), the Board voted on May 17, 2018, to proceed with design for a new vessel to service Peaks Island.

2) How far along is CBITD in the process of building the new vessel?

Naval architects, Elliot Bay Design Group (EBDG), were hired through a competitive process. Construction of the Machigonne II replacement vessel is well underway at Senesco Marine in Rhode Island. The vessel is on schedule to be delivered to Casco Bay Lines in June of 2024.

3) How is the new vessel being paid for?

With the help of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), the State of Maine, the City of Portland and PACTS, CBITD has secured funds needed to design and construct one new Peaks Island ferry with an innovative diesel-electric hybrid propulsion system. With the support of Senators Collins and King, funding also came from the FTA’s Passenger Ferry Grant Program. CBITD competed with passenger ferries nationwide in 2017 and 2020 to win this competitive grant funding. The remaining funding comes from a combination of FTA urban formula funds, U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Environmental and Technical Assistance (META) Program funds, VW settlement funds and funding from the Maine Department of Transportation and the City of Portland.

4) Who is responsible for oversight of CBITD?

The FTA, Maine Public Utilities Commission, Maine Department of Transportation, United States Coast Guard (USCG), and the Department of Homeland Security all oversee CBITD in some capacity.

5) Are there any regulatory requirements for the new vessel process?

The new vessel process follows FTA grant requirements, and the new vessel must conform to existing USCG regulations.

6) What information/sources of input did CBITD use as part of this process?

A marine transportation consulting firm, KPFF, was hired through a competitive process to evaluate the current schedule and fleet and make a recommendation to the Board as to which vessel to replace first. This evaluation is referred to as the Schedule/Fleet Analysis. CBITD hired a naval architect, EBDG, to provide a proposed vessel design for the Board’s consideration. Bristol Harbor Group and the US Coast Guard will aid in construction inspection. The Board also received input from the Vessel Advisory Committee, members of the public and CBITD staff.

7) What is a Vessel Advisory Committee?

The Vessel Advisory Committee (VAC) is a concept that came out of Board strategic planning to ensure that a smaller group would have the opportunity to serve in an advisory role to the Board on the project. Such committees are a common tool used by public entities to increase quality of public participation in such a process. The composition of the committee was also set during Board strategic planning to include members of the public, CBITD staff and Directors from the Board. All VAC meetings are posted and open to the public. The VAC has no authority to create or approve policy or make any final decisions.

8) Who was on the Vessel Advisory Committee for the Machigonne II replacement vessel? 

Name Affiliation/Position
Twain Braden Board
Dan Doane Board – Peaks (Peaks)
Dave Crowley Board – Down Bay (Cliff)
Bill Overlock Board – Down Bay (Long)
Valerie Kelly Public Member- Peaks Resident
Bob Hannigan Public Member – Peaks Business
John Condon Public Member – DB Res (Long)
Paul Belesca Public Member – DB Bus (Chebeague)
Nick Mavodones Interim General Manager/Operations Manager
Caity Gildart Sales/Mktg. Manager
Nick Bishop Maintenance Manager
Gene Willard Senior Captain
John Tracy Senior Captain
Gary Cressey Operations Agent
Gretchen Frank Deck Hand
Paul Pottle Director of Projects

9) When was the decision made to build a vessel with higher passenger capacity?

On May 23, 2019, the Board approved capacity guidance for CBITD to provide to the naval architects as they progressed through the preliminary design phase. The Board then voted on June 25, 2020, to approve preliminary design recommendations for a vessel capable of carrying up to 599 passengers and 15 cars.

10) Will a higher capacity vessel be larger in size?

The vessel will be – 164-foot-long by 40-foot-wide by 12-foot-deep. Size of the vessel is determined by both passenger and vessel capacity as well as layout. The size of the vessel is constrained by existing space for berthing at CBITD’s Portland terminal.

11) Has CBITD considered a reservation system?

The Board has tasked CBITD staff with investigating the possible implementation of a vehicle reservation system. This investigation will take into consideration the complexities of our current ticketing structure. Ultimately, only the Board has the authority to move forward with a passenger reservation system.

12) Will the new vessel decrease trip frequency or otherwise impact the schedule?

The number of daily trips to Peaks Island will not change as a result of this project. A parallel Schedule Analysis Project was recently completed and no changes to the Peaks Island schedule were approved by the Board.

13) As the new vessel will carry more cars and passengers, can you explain how the crew will be able to have all disembark and embark within the same schedule?

The new vessel will be slightly wider and have more space for freight and other carry-on items, which should result in a decreased time for loading of vehicles and freight and provide additional time for loading passengers. Further, the use of a double-ended ferry will reduce the time associated with berthing the vessel while the crossing time is expected to be similar to what the Machigonne II does now. Finally, CBITD has a plan to implement side loading on the mainland and has started discussions with the City of Portland about the possibility of developing side loading facilities for Peaks Island. As stated above, there will be no changes to the schedule.

14) Will the new vessel cost more to operate and maintain than the Machigonne II because it is a higher capacity/larger vessel?

No, not necessarily. Expense for a vessel can be estimated by looking at the six categories of vessel operations expense including fuel expense, employee wage expense, general maintenance, drydock, diving, oil change and insurance expense. As part of the Board’s consideration of capacity guidelines for a new vessel, CBITD staff prepared a formal, and variable, financial analysis projection for three various vessel sizes to present to the board and the public. Based on our findings, the vessel design approved as part of the preliminary design report will have very similar total costs to the Machigonne II when it was built. For example, while maintenance costs may rise slightly to cover additional square footage, fuel costs actually decrease with lengthening of the vessel.

15) Is a higher capacity/larger vessel justifiable for CBITD’s off-season ridership?

As stated above, the operating costs during the off-season will be very similar to that of the Machigonne II. During peak season, when there are more than 399 people on board, additional crew will be needed to comply with Coast Guard manning requirements. However, the larger vessel should help eliminate the costs CBITD currently accrues to run additional trips during peak days in the summer. Overall, during the summer, we will likely experience a reduction in operating costs compared to current.

16) Did CBITD consider the financial implications of various new vessel designs?

Yes. Cost estimates associated with the proposed vessel design are included in the PDR.

17) Will the new vessel and/or the diesel-electric hybrid propulsion system result in fare increases?

There are currently no plans for a fare increase. Remarkably, CBITD Peaks Island fares have not increased in over 12 years, in part due to increased ridership. CBITD’s efforts to replace the Machigonne II with a more modern vessel are designed to stave off the potential need for fare increases in the near future due to the increased cost to maintain the 34-year-old Machigonne.

18) Will the new vessel have four props?

The new vessel will be a double-ended ferry with a single propeller on each end of the ferry – a total of two props.

19) Will the inside seating on the new vessel be the same as it is on the Machigonne II?

The current inside seating for the Machigonne II is 194 and the projected inside seating for the new vessel is approximately 180 plus seven designated wheelchair areas. The vessel renderings show a seating layout for the vessel and final details related to the layout of seating will be determined during construction by the design team.

20) Can you share an illustration of proposed bike and cart storage?

Under the current proposed vessel design, there are areas at either end of the cabin access on the main deck for storage of bikes, carts and other freight. An image of this is shared below. These areas will be refined during the final design stage of the project.

Main Deck Storage Areas- 1

21) What is the life expectancy of the batteries that will be used for the diesel-electric hybrid propulsion system?

The batteries for the energy storage system will be designed to have a 10-year life and the cost of their replacement has been factored in to cost estimates for the different systems over the expected life of the vessel.

22) The propulsion study shows that using a more efficient 1800 kWh propulsion system would decrease operational savings. Why?

The operational savings has been calculated with the cost of battery replacement as a factor. While many savings associated with the 1800 kWh and 900 kWh systems are similar, the cost of batteries for the 1800 kWh system in a ten-year period is almost $1M more than the cost for the 900 kWh system.

23) What is the fair market value of the Machigonne II? Can it be used to help pay for the diesel-electric hybrid propulsion system?

An analysis of the fair market value of the Machigonne II would be done only following a decision by the Board to dispose of that vessel. CBITD would then have to consult with FTA regarding the use of any funds derived from the sale of the vessel.

24) Could solar be added to the rooftop of the garage and incorporated into the mix to meet CBITD’s power requirements?

The adjacent garage is not owned or controlled by CBITD and currently has parking on the upper deck (roof). The CBITD terminal would have approximately 1/10 acre of roof that might be available to support solar panels but would represent only a fraction of the area needed to generate the power necessary to re-charge the vessel.

25) Will the new vessel have any features that enhance safety or customer experience?

The new vessel, as is the case with all vessels in our fleet, will meet all current applicable United States Coast Guard safety regulations. The new vessel will increase the number of vehicles that can be carried to and from Peaks Island from an average of 10 per trip to 16, enhance passenger safety through an improved vessel layout, allow for side loading at the Portland terminal, and will feature modern fixtures and finishes.

26) What is CBITD doing to prepare for any potential future dip in ridership due to economy, weather, etc.?

In 2017, the Board approved a New Fund Balance policy, allowing CBITD to set aside revenue during profitable years in preparation for potential dips in revenue. CBITD works diligently to maintain the fiscal health of the Transit District through conservative financial practices. For example, the financial analysis currently underway for the new vessel project factors in future recessions based on past data. As a result of these efforts, CBITD’s Peaks Island fares have not increased in over 14 years – this includes the periods known as the Great Recession and the pandemic. Financial data is audited by an independent organization and made available on the CBITD website. Finally, although CBITD has not had to exercise this option for the past five fiscal years, there is a line of credit option available to cover a lean period.

27) Does existing infrastructure support the proposed new vessel?

Yes. Naval architects are working within the existing infrastructure constraints. This includes considerations related to the depth of the existing channel to ensure the new vessel will not “bottom out” as some have suggested.

28) Is CBITD working to increase safety during loading/unloading and/or incorporating the Welch Street planning process as part of this new vessel project?

CBITD recently completed renovations to the terminal in Portland. In light of the increased demand for service, many of these renovations are aimed at enhancing the safety of passenger, freight and vehicle flow through measures that account for increased traffic on site such as improving pedestrian and vehicle queuing. Additionally, CBITD is working closely with the City of Portland as they move forward with a planning process for proposed improvements to their property on Peaks Island designed to increase safety. CBITD believes the vessel design can move forward separately from this process but will continue to support that effort moving forward.

29) Do Peaks Island residents play a role in the new vessel process?

Peaks Island residents are encouraged to play a role in the process by providing input to their local elected representatives on the Board who are ultimately tasked with making any decisions about the new vessel. Members of the public from Peaks Island are also included in the composition of the VAC and were surveyed at the outset of the project. CBITD has provided fourteen different opportunities to provide input at public meetings, exceeding all requirements for public input in this project. Finally, Peaks Island residents, and all members of the public, are encouraged to provide input at any point in the process. CBITD encourages public input from any interested party at all stages of the process and all input is considered by the Board regardless of a person’s residential status.

30) How soon will the new vessel be in operation?

It is CBITD’s hope to have the new vessel in operation by the end of 2024.

31) What will the new vessel be named?

The name of the new vessel will be selected by the Board during the end of the construction phase. In the past, CBITD has included public input in this process.

32) What is the best way to share my feedback?

CBITD encourages all members of the public to share their feedback throughout the project. Public meetings, when scheduled, will be posted on the CBITD website. Additionally, public feedback may be submitted to moc.s1709350875enily1709350875abocs1709350875ac@tc1709350875ejorP1709350875noita1709350875ulavE1709350875teelF1709350875or Casco Bay Lines Attn: Fleet Evaluation Project, P.O. Box 4656, Portland, ME, 04112-4656, and all comments sent to this inbox/mailing address will be shared with the Board.

33) How can I get more information?

General questions about the new vessel can be directed to moc.s1709350875enily1709350875abocs1709350875ac@tc1709350875ejorP1709350875noita1709350875ulavE1709350875teelF1709350875 or Casco Bay Lines Attn: Fleet Evaluation Project, P.O. Box 4656, Portland, ME, 04112-4656. Please Note: while CBITD makes every effort to respond to all questions, we ask for your patience as we may be receiving large volumes.