Casco Bay Lines to Host Screening of “Cruising Casco Bay: A History of Casco Bay Lines from 1871-1982”

Please join us for the premier of the historical documentary, “Cruising Casco Bay: A History of Casco Bay Lines from 1871-1982” on October 3, 2017, at the Casco Bay Lines terminal.

What: Free screening of “Cruising Casco Bay: A History of Casco Bay Lines from 1871-1982.”
When: October 3, 2017, 4:30-5:15 p.m. (All activities will finish in time for island residents to make the 5:35 p.m. and 5:45 p.m. ferries)
Where: Casco Bay Lines Terminal, 56 Commercial St. Portland, ME

About the Documentary:
“Cruising Casco Bay: A History of Casco Bay Lines from 1871-1982” was produced by Portland-based documentary-maker Galen Koch  in conjunction with Maine Maritime Museum, the Long Island Historical Society, The Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, and the Chebeague Island Historical Society.Casco Bay Lines commissioned the piece to help capture the history of ferry transportation on Portland’s Casco Bay.

Our red, white, black and yellow ferries are a recognizable feature of Portland Harbor, and while ferries have been bringing passengers to and from the islands of Casco Bay since the late 1800’s, did you know that they weren’t always so brightly colored? Did you know that our vessels were used by the Navy in WWII? “Cruising Casco Bay: A History of Casco Bay Lines from 1871-1982” follows the history of ferry service in Casco Bay from the beginning when the ships were powered by steam, through tumultuous ownership changes and hardship, and into the modern era of the Casco Bay Lines we know today.

We would like to thank our community partners for their participation in this event: Portland Magazine, Maine Maritime Museum, the Portland Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Waterfront Alliance, Maine Historical Society, Portland Downtown, the Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, the Chebeague Island Historical Society, and the Long Island Historical Society.

RSVP is required by September 22 to RSVP@cascobaylines.com in order to ensure a spot at the screening.