Old Man Winter: How to Stay Up-to-Date during Maine’s Snowy Season

Can you believe it’s not even December yet and we’ve already had to breakout the shovels? We can’t either! With even more white stuff on the way, we’re gearing up for another Maine winter.

When a storm’s a-brewin’, a lot of people ask us if we plan to keep running. We seldom have weather-related service interruptions and generally stick to our normal schedule as closely as possible – come wind, come rain, come snow, or even sea smoke, you’ll find our boats operating on the Bay. However, in certain major weather events, safety is always the name of the game.  We make operating decisions on an hour-by-hour basis factoring in things like wind velocity and direction, timing of high tides, and sea conditions at the island docks.

What does that mean for our passengers?

To keep up with what’s going on, follow us on Facebook and make sure to sign up for our e-mail list and text alerts. If you haven’t seen an update on our website, or you haven’t received a text alert, you can safely assume we’re running on time and on schedule.  If you’re concerned about possible service interruptions, and you have to be on one side of the Bay or the other, we always recommend getting to where you need to be and hunkering down as conditions worsen.

In addition to weather alerts, our e-mail newsletter is a great way to keep tabs on what’s going on here at the terminal – like our terminal renovation progress and schedule analysis and fleet evaluation projects.

As Jack Frost tightens his icy grip on Casco Bay, you can count on us to get you where you need to go safely. Stay warm everyone!