Santa’s elves aren’t the only ones who are busy this time of year—our dedicated freight team has been hard at work over the last couple of weeks helping Santa get ready for his biggest night.
Everyone knows that the summer is busy here at Casco Bay Lines, but we like to think of our freight shed as Santa’s southern workshop when the holidays roll around. With Christmas trees of all sizes—from a Charlie Brown tree to the Monument Square goliath— and tons of brown paper packages tied up with string, we’re checking our list twice, and hauling lots of freight, to make sure things get to where they are supposed to before December 25.
Santa wouldn’t trust just anyone to help him make his freight deliveries to the Casco Bay island communities, and our team is so good they practically have pointed ears! But you might be wondering how it all works—how do we make sure your gifts get to their final destination?
Smaller items like groceries or Amazon packages are a breeze for our talented team to handle. We load those items into carts or banana boxes and sort them by island and boat time—each island has a unique label color so that we can make sure things get onto the correct boat.
Thinking of sending a piano to the islands for the holidays? Not to worry, we can handle larger items like that without a second thought. Just let us know when to expect it and we’ll get it on the right boat for you.
After all of the packages, boxes, and bags are loaded onto our floating sleighs, we chug down the bay, dropping off holiday goodies each stop along the way.
No matter how you are celebrating this holiday season, if you’re visiting friends and family, or sending fruit cake, our talented crew will be hard at work all across Casco Bay.
From our family to yours, Happy Holidays!