Video Shows Casco Bay Ferry Breaking Ice at Chebeaque Island


Portland Press Herald: Kevin Wentworth has been ferrying people and cargo between the mainland and Casco Bay islands for a dozen years, but rarely has he seen ice as thick as it has been this winter.

The ferry Islander. Photo/Chebeague Transportation Company
The ferry Islander. Photo/Chebeague Transportation Company

During his regular run Tuesday [Feb. 10], Wentworth trained his digital video camera over the bow of the 52’ steel-hulled ferry Islander as it charged through the ice on his early-morning trip from Cousins Island to Chebeague Island for the Chebeague Transportation Co. Wentworth posted a video of his ice-breaking voyage on YouTube, and it was picked up and broadcast by The Weather Channel on Wednesday morning.

Read more about the thick ice in Casco Bay this season.

Learn more about visiting Chebeaque Island by watching the New England Boating TV episode on Yarmouth, Maine.