CBL employees enjoy spending a day out in the sun as much as the next person – it’s our job! We encourage you to pack a picnic, hop on board with your loved ones, and enjoy the ocean breeze out on the open water. While summertime in Maine is unmatched (especially upon one of our ferries), it’s important to remember the real dangers of spending prolonged hours in the sun, and the easiest way to prevent sun damage – by applying sunscreen!
We teamed up once again with Impact Melanoma and the Maine Cancer Foundation this summer to offer free SPF 30 sunscreen to all Casco Bay Lines passengers through self-dispensing stations. These sunscreen dispensers can be found onboard our vessels and in various areas around our ferry terminal, including near the ticketing booth and waiting area – and are available to use free of charge. We encourage all our passengers to not only pack a hat and sunglasses before a CBL voyage, but to also take advantage of one of these free dispensers if you’ve left your sunscreen at home.
Impact Melanoma is the nation’s leading non-profit organization in melanoma prevention and early detection. Their dedication stays singularly focused: to create a future where the consequences of melanoma become a thing of the past. Applying sunscreen regularly is the easiest way to lessen your chances of future skin cancer – up to 80%. However, many Maine residents don’t worry about getting a sunburn when enjoying all four seasons outdoors (yes – you can get burned even on an overcast, fall day!) On average, Mainers have lower sunscreen usage than the rest of the nation. Our state is meant to be enjoyed all throughout the year, but skin cancer prevention doesn’t stop at the end of summer. This is why Impact Melanoma’s dedication to awareness is so important to Casco Bay Lines, and why we’re so happy to be partnering with them once again. We want our passengers to continue to enjoy the great outdoors, and we want to make sure they have the option to do so as safely as possible!
This initiative is near and dear to us at CBL, as we spend most of our time outdoors and advocate for safe sun exposure. We are so grateful for the support from Impact Melanoma and the Maine Cancer Foundation in aiding to protect our crew and passengers and leading the charge in skin cancer prevention. Next time you join us on an outdoor adventure, we hope you’ll take advantage of one of our new sunscreen dispensers!
Learn more about Impact Melanoma on their website here.