October 23, 2017
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North Haven Ferry out of service

By Stephen Betts, BDN Staff

NORTH HAVEN, Maine — The regular ferry that serves the Penobscot Bay island of North Haven experienced an engine problem and was out of service Monday.

The Captain Neal Burgess was at North Haven when the mechanical problem occurred, according to ferry manager John Anders. He said the problem is with the main engine of the ferry.

The 12:30 p.m. trip from the island to the mainland in Rockland was canceled, Anders said.

A replacement ferry, The Governor Curtis, was scheduled to resume the island’s service beginning with the departure from Rockland at 2:05 p.m.

There are three regularly scheduled daily round trips between Rockland and North Haven for the 12-mile crossing.

Anders said the Neal Burgess would be brought to the Rockland terminal, where representatives of the engine’s manufacturer are expected to troubleshoot the problem. He said he hopes to have the ferry back in service Tuesday.


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