Casco Bay Lines

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The next new passenger boat for Casco Bay Lines will run almost completely on electricity.

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Casco Bay Lines has received a $3.4 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA). The funding will be used to finish a third phase of terminal renovations in Portland.

PEAKS ISLAND, Maine - Maine residents are pushing back against a plan to build a new ferry that will travel to Peaks Island.

PORTLAND, Maine - The U.S. Coast Guard says it's issuing a notice of violation to a person who jumped off of a Casco Bay Lines ferry in the Fore River last month.
 
Coast Guard Sector Northern New England says the vessel Bay Mist was heading back to the State Pier in Portland, Maine, with about 90 passengers on July 2 when the captain and crew realized someone on board had jumped into the water.
 
The Coast Guard says the jumper swam to the other side of the channel and was apprehended by police. The jumper will be fined $2,500.