Martha Hamilton's sketch of Islander

M/V Islander
by Martha Hamilton
Chebeague Island, Maine

Route One Lot Resumes Operations
Shuttle Bus Back in Service

The new CTC Route 1 Parking Lot
is now located near the
junction of I-95 and U. S. Route 1

THANK YOU for all your patience as the CTC Board and the CTC employees try to make your company work better and work more efficiently for you. Please bear with us as we try new ideas and then discover new problems. There will be a brochure available on the boat that explains recent changes. The deckhands will answer any questions you might have, or will get those answers for you. The next time you see a CTC employee, please thank her or him for working so hard to make your company better.

  • NEW! Forecaster: "Blanchard lot dispute heads to court" (11/16/00)

  • Portland Press Herald: "Chebeague ferry parking dispute may go to trial" (11/3/00)

  • Forecaster: "Judge to rule on motion on ferry lawsuit" (6/29/00)

  • Forecaster: "Ferry dispute heating up again" (5/4/00)

  • Yarmouth Town Council Resolution (4/24/00)
  • Letter from MDOT Commissioner John Melrose, 3/23/99
    (Information about the Adobe Reader)

  • Text of The MDOT Decision (7/16/98)

  • "Who do I write to?"

  • Past articles about access to Chebeague

  • BOAT FARES AS OF MAY 1, 2000
    Adult Stockholder, Blanchard permit holder, one way $2.75
    Adult Stockholder, Non-Blanchard permit holder, one way $3.00
    Adult, one way $5.00
    Commuter, one way $2.00
    Child Stockholder, Blanchard permit holder family, one way $1.00
    Child Stockholder, Non-Blanchard permit holder family, one way $1.10
    Child full fare, one way $1.25
    Babies (under 1 year old) no charge
    Dog, one way $1.25
    Bicycles, one way $3.00

    In order to facilitate a change in the fiscal year to a calendar year, the parking fees will be due March 10, 2000. This will pay for a parking space for nine months from April 1 to December 31, 2000.
    Blanchard Lot $325
    Route One Lot $275
    Daily (either lot, any time) $10

    This is a "low-frills" web site. Much like the Chebeague Transportation Company itself, or CTC as it is known, the most amazing thing about this site is the fact that it exists at all! But in the way that CTC began over forty years ago with one small lobster boat and has developed into a ferry service carrying almost 120,000 people a year, maybe this home page will grow into something more sophisticated. But all in due time.

    Explore the topics on the right to learn more about this fascinating and remarkable company...

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    This website, much like CTC,
    is a continuous work in progress

    For more information, call CTC at 207-846-3700, send e-mail to:, or use the quick-reply form provided below on this page. Other numbers:

    Reservations, Barging,
    Office Manager846-5227
    Maintenance Manager/
    Lindy Smith
    Board of Directors/
    Ruth Houghton, President

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    Please let us know what you think of this website and what we might add to make it better and/or more informative. We also welcome comments about CTC's service. So please call CTC at 207-846-3700 or send e-mail to: Or, put your comments in the box below, then click "submit" to send your thoughts back to CTC. If you'd like a reply, be sure to include your e-mail address, as it is not transmitted automatically.

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    For more information
    about Chebeague Island,
    Casco Bay and Portland,
    try these links...

    Chebeague Island Anchor Page

    Cumberland logo

    Town of Cumberland's website

    Portland Press Herald Banner
    The Portland Newspapers Web Site
    The Portland Press Herald's Casco Bay Online page (includes tide tables)

    Southern Maine and Casco Bay Tide Charts

    Number of people visiting this site between:
    May 23 and Christmas Day, 1996 -- 792
    Christmas Days, 1996 and 1997 -- 1,411 (est. incr: +5%)
    Christmas Days, 1997 and 1998 -- 2,242 (+59%)
    Christmas Days, 1998 and 1999 -- 3,614 (+61%)
    Total 1996 through 1999 -- 7,267

    Thank you for visiting with us today.
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    since Christmas Day, 1996.
    Please return to this website frequently (or set your web browser to automatically inform you of changes) for up-to-the-minute updates on what's happening
    to the most fascinating ferry service in Maine.

    Chebeague Transportation Company
    P.O. Box 27
    Chebeague Island, ME 04017
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