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Meet our Crew: Larry Legere’s 44 Years on Casco Bay Lines

Larry Legere is known around the terminal as the “unofficial historian” of Casco Bay Lines. And with good reason.  Part of the organization for almost a third of Casco Bay Line’s history, Larry is the go-to guy whenever anyone has a burning question about something from our past. When asked about this observation, Larry just… Read more »

Fueled by French fries: Casco Bay Lines Runs on Biodiesel

Because we have such a close relationship with the sea, we’re always looking for ways to reduce our carbon footprint and environmental impact. That’s why, in 2014, we partnered with the Greater Portland Council of Governments (GPCOG) to switch our beloved fleet of ferries to a biodiesel mix—a renewable fuel made from a combination of… Read more »

David Parker: A Peaks Island and Casco Bay Lines Family Tradition

David Parker loved Peaks Island. He loved it so much that when he went to Korea in 1951 with the Marines, the two things he kept in his wallet were a photo of a girl named Vivian, who would later become his wife, and one Casco Bay Lines ticket for Peaks Island. We recently sat… Read more »

Soak in the beauty of Casco Bay this fall on the Bailey Island Cruise

Mainers know that fall is one of our state’s most beautiful seasons. And what could be better than enjoying the crisp temperatures, vibrant colors of the season, and the beauty of our rugged coastline with us? We can’t think of anything! With the end of summer comes the end of our Bailey Island Run. But… Read more »

Six fun facts you might not know about Casco Bay Lines

We’ve been thinking a lot about our history over the past few weeks – and boy, is there a lot of history to uncover! Here are six fun facts that you might not already know about ferries on Casco Bay: We got our start way back in 1871 sailing steam boats around Casco Bay as… Read more »

The ABCs of Cruising Casco Bay

Ahoy, friends of Casco Bay Lines! We spend all day, every day, out on the water, thinking about boats, the weather, and serving the Casco Bay island communities. So, we thought it might be fun to teach you a little about our world—a kind of ABC’s of Casco Bay Lines—so that you can speak our… Read more »

Growing up on Long Island—No, not that Long Island…

The island communities of Casco Bay keep us going strong year-round, and inspire us with their resilience in the face of things like biting winter cold and the challenges isolation that can sometimes come from living on an island. Those who live on Long Island are no exception. This little island, home to 200 people… Read more »

We’re not too proud to brag, Bailey Island boasts a one-of-a-kind landmark

Our island communities have rich histories—from WWII fortifications on Peaks Island to a one-of-a-kind bridge on Bailey Island—we always love bragging about the bay we call home. Bailey Island, a part of the town of Harpswell for over 250 years, sits at the farthest end of one of our most popular summer cruises. People from… Read more »