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A new view of Casco Bay

Each summer, in addition to welcoming our friends from away, the team at Casco Bay Lines is joined by at least one summer intern. Say hello to Stephen! For this week’s blog, we handed him the mic to hear all about his first time cruising Casco Bay! Hi everyone! I’m happy to be joining this… Read more »

Looking for a summer escape? Come cruise Casco Bay with us!

Whether you have all day or just a couple of hours, the best way to see Casco Bay is from the deck of one of our ferries! What could be more quintessentially “summer in Maine” than a quick boat ride to Peaks or an afternoon cruising down the bay soaking up the sun with a… Read more »

Remembering the soldiers of the Fifth Maine Regiment

Back in the fall we released a documentary about our history. It was incredibly popular and we began to realize that we weren’t the only ones who had an obsession with the history of Casco Bay. The historical societies and museums in the region play a huge role in preserving this history. And so, as… Read more »

Meet Our Crew: Rob Anderson, World Traveler

Growing up on a cattle ranch in Utah, Rob Anderson didn’t have a connection to Maine until a mission call to serve the Mormon Church brought him to Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland, and Maine. It took a few years for him to get back to the area – he attended college… Read more »

Springing to life on Casco Bay

The calendar may say spring, but recent temperatures and weather patterns remind us that April can still be winter-like here in Maine. The arrival of spring break has kids (and parents) dreaming of the end of school and long summer days. With warmer weather on the way, we thought it might be fun to dream… Read more »

What’s in a name? Exploring the heritage of Casco Bay.

Evidence of early Native American life has been found throughout Casco Bay’s islands. Rich estuaries filled with fish, lobsters, and other sea life brought many tribes closer to the coast during the spring and summer months before retreating to an inland stronghold for the winter. The islands of Casco Bay provided a summer retreat—a place… Read more »

Following the Compass Arrow: Navigating Casco Bay

Our captains know their stuff. On a calm, clear day, they know the route to Peaks Island or down the bay like the backs of their hands. But Maine weather isn’t always peaceful. Have you ever wondered how we navigate through fog as thick as pea soup or a blizzard with snow blowing sideways? The… Read more »

Meet Our Crew – Captain Bill Wanzer, a Man of the People

On the warmest day of February, with the fog lifting, Captain Bill Wanzer stands in his floating office atop the Machigonne II. It’s his first run of the day out to Peaks. “This morning in the fog was pretty challenging, visibility and weather is a big challenge,” he tells me as the last of the… Read more »

Cruising Casco Bay isn’t just a summer thing

When you think of Casco Bay Lines, your mind probably drifts off to warm, sunny days in July—toting your kids and their sand toys off to one of the islands for a day in the sun. Our friend Shannon over at FitMaine recently braved the elements for a winter trip to Peaks Island—exploring Battery Steele,… Read more »