Propane Trip, Thursday, July 28
50 Passenger Restriction; 7 vehicles or fewer; affecting 7:30 and 2:05 trips. Please note that vehicle engines must be turned off on propane trips.
Propane Trips: for a copy of the 1-6-16 line-up policy for passengers on propane transport trips, click here.
Line Numbers: Click here for information for how get a line number.
Rockland Line-up Policies: Click here for policies and procedures at the Rockland Terminal, including rules on switching vehicles.
Cancellation Emails: to receive email notice of ferry cancellations, click here and follow the instructions to sign up for the notice.
Safety Alert - Penobscot Island Air
The following is excerpted from a memo from PIA to the island communities it serves:
We could use your help! Over the past few months there have been 4 close calls between drone aircraft (UAVs) and the conventional aircraft flown by Penobscot Island Air on the islands of Vinalhaven, North Haven and Matinicus. Some of these incidents have required the PIA pilots to take evasive action to avoid a collision. The latest of these close encounters happened on Vinalhaven on Saturday, June 18. The PIA pilot was in the process of landing when a drone, which had escaped the control range of the operator, fell into the path of the landing plane. While an accident was avoided this time, if the drone had made contact with the propeller or windshield of the airplane the outcome could have been disastrous.
If you own a drone, or know someone who does, please be aware of the FAA regulations and guidelines regarding Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs or drones). For recreational users of drones (those used only as a hobby and not for any "for-pay" service) the regulations/guidelines include:
- all UAVs over 0.55 lbs and under 55 lbs must be registered with the FAA and carry a unique identification number acquired through the registration process
- before operating within 5 miles of an airport/airstrip the drone operator must notify the airport and/or control tower. In the case of the island airstrips, where there are no control towers or offices, operators should contact PIA. [The entire island of North Haven is subject to this notification requirement.]
- drones must always yield to manned aircraft
Transfer Station Summer Schedule
Transfer Station hours are 9 to 5, Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, until further notice.
2015 Town Report
For an electronic copy of the 2015 Town Report, click here.
Mariner Radio Activated Sound Signal (MRASS)
All boaters should be aware that the Coast Guard has replaced the antiquated fog detection systems on Downeast Lights, including Goose Rocks, Browns Head and Owls Head. Click here for MRASS Information Sheet.
Click here for a copy of the 2014 Consumer Confidence Report
Tax Maps Assessors' Information
Now online. Click here for link