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New Docks for the Schoodic Ferry

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owner profile imageFeatured in the Mount Desert Islander!
January 05, 2017

Thanks so much to Dick Broom and the Mount Desert Islander for writing a great synopsis of the 2016 Schoodic Ferry season, and our subsequent  See more

BENEFITING: Frenchman Bay Research Boating

ORGANIZER: Debby

Kaitlyn Mullen

THE STORY:

Meet the Schoodic Ferry - a community-driven passenger and bicycle ferry service that integrates marine science and education into its service!

During its inaugurual 2016 season, the Schoodic Ferry:

  • transported 6,606 one-way passengers between Bar Harbor and Winter Harbor, Maine
  • transported 1,286 one-way bicycles
  • provided a first-in-a-lifetime boat ride for over 100 local 4th grade students as part of Acadia's 4th graders in the park Centennial program
  • connected 9 local middle school students with marine scientists as mentors, and helped them conduct research
  • began twice weekly marine mammal surveys
  • reduced the average price per passenger by 35% (*compared to 2015 Bar Harbor Ferry service published fares)

All in one season!

In order to continue operating safely, and to make this new service accessible to as many passengers as possible, the Schoodic Ferry needs new dock floats! The used float/ramp extension we used in 2016 regularly washed under during sustained winds of 15+ knots from the NW, NE or SW; reducing our ability to land passengers safely in Bar Harbor (watch the video to see the dock go under water, and check out the photos to show how much stress our used ramp/float system is under!)). In addition, despite doubling the small float's original flotation, all passengers were required to board using at least 3 steps - a huge obstacle for many of our mobility-limited passengers.

We need your help to build two new 25 foot dock floats, elmintating those pesky stairs and allowing us to keep passengers' and the crew's feet dry while landing! The additional dock space will increase service reliability in windy conditions, passenger accessibility, passenger and crew safety as well as compliance with Americans with Disability Act (ADA). This one time cost of $50,000 for dock floats will sustain us for 8 to 12 years of service based on similar dock floats currently in use!!

$4,522

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Mullen-Tenney Family

     

  • David and Marilyn Ellwood

     

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Peter and Kristin Onuf

    $250

  • Lori and Mike Carria

    $100

  • Emilie & Byron

    $100

  • Dana and Sheila Smith

     

  • Ronald Wrobel

    $25

  • Judy and Scott Loomis

    $50

  • Rebecca Richardson

    $50

  • David A. & Rebecca L. Fuller Trust

    $100

  • Matthew Venhaus/Karen Peissinger

    $100

  • Mabeleen

    $100

  • Sojourn Bicycling & Active Vacations

    $250

  • Tom Peterson

     

  • Jeff Gair

    $150

  • The Nevilles

    $50

  • Lou Ingrisano

    $250

  • Chris Spruce and Lorna White

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Vicki Hall

    $100

  • Judy Giuliano

    $50

  • Jacob and Nancy Bloom

     

  • Cael

    $25

  • Tora Johnson & Chris Mullen

    $50

  • Cynthia Ocel

     

  • Stonewood

    $25

  • Tom Hitchins

    $100

  • Carrie Graham

     

  • Bob & Di

     

  • Anonymous

    $47

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  • Kristin and Peter Onuf

    $250

  • Ken Gleason

     

  • Bob Rudis (Rudis Family)

    $50

  • Alison Shields

    $100

  • Redcay Bruce

    $50

  • Visitor

    $50

  • Charles Schultz

    $100

  • Janeth Eby

    $25

  • Charlie, Grace & Mabeleen

    $250

  • Cheryl Brackett

    $50

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  • Melinda Neville

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Jean M. Humez

    $100

  • Lori and Mike Carria

    $100

  • Ite Celine Sullivan

    $250

  • Cynthia Varney

     

  • Lori & Mike Carria

    $100

  • Matt Johnson & Sarah Ward

    $125

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9% Raised of$50,000 Goal

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The Team: $4,522 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Kaitlyn Mullen

Amount Raised

$4,522

 

9% Raised of$50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Debby Allen

Amount Raised

$0

 

0% Raised of$50,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Matt Johnson & Sarah Ward

Matt Johnson & Sarah Ward

DONATION: $125

We took your ferry this summer and were taken by your experience and commitment. Your area is very special to us. I wish we could give more but please accept this small amount on our behalf. I saw you had Schoodic Ferry hats on the boat and neglected to ask if they were for sale. Would love to buy one but don't find any on your site. Let me know if you have any for sale independently? Our very best, Matt and Sarah 12 months ago

Lori & Mike Carria

Lori & Mike Carria

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Cynthia Varney

Cynthia Varney

1 year ago

Ite Celine Sullivan

Ite Celine Sullivan

DONATION: $250

Happy Birthday Ite!! 2 years ago

Lori and Mike Carria

Lori and Mike Carria

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Jean M. Humez

Jean M. Humez

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Melinda Neville

Melinda Neville

DONATION: $50

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DONATION: $50

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Cheryl Brackett

Cheryl Brackett

DONATION: $50

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