Maine Adds New Ferry to Fleet

The Captain E. Frank Thompson. Photo/MaineDOT

For the first time in 19 years, Maine is adding a new ferry to its fleet serving the state’s islands, according to an article in the Portland Press Herald.

Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (left) spoke about the unique aspects of island life in Maine. Here she congratulates Than Hopkins (right), daughter of Captain Thompson and the boat's sponsor. Photo/MaineDOT

In an event in Rockland, Maine on Friday (April 20), the Capt. E. Frank Thompson, named after a former long-time ferry skipper, was christened at the Rockland Ferry Terminal. State transportation officials say the new $10.3 million vessel can transport up to 250 passengers and 22 vehicles.

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Portland Press Herald

More than 45 members of the Thompson family attended the festivities. Photo/MaineDOT

 

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