Item 2011.064 – A Mailboat Run Cruise for two on the Casco Bay Lines, Portland, Maine
Casco Bay. It's where the Maine coast really begins. Rocky shorelines and wooded islands. Graceful sailboats, work boats and pleasure craft. A world of summer cottages, wildflowers, hidden coves and secluded beaches. A place where time seems to stand still. And it's all just a few miles from downtown Portland.
There's just one thing. You can't get there by car. But you can get there the way people who live there do: by Casco Bay Lines ferry. As you might suspect, Casco Bay Lines ferries aren't really a tourist service. They're the islands' lifeline, carrying groceries, lumber and mail, transporting residents and school children to and from the mainland. They're also the best way we know to see Casco Bay, as the oldest ferry service in America makes its regular daily runs through some of Maine's most beautiful natural scenery.
Casco Bay Lines offers a variety of scenic routes with different destinations, durations and departure times. Pack a lunch, bring your camera, binoculars and a sweater. For more information on cruises, departure times and more, go to www.CascoBayLines.com.
*This auction is for a certificate for a Mailboat Run cruise for two. Mailboat Run – An integral part of our island communities, the Mailboat Run carries passengers, freight and mail to the islands of Casco Bay. As the longest-operating service of its kind in America, this tour is a wonderful way to see the sights of the bay while the Mailboat tends to the business of providing supplies to the islands. This cruise lasts 3 hours, departing twice daily from the Casco Bay Ferry Terminal in Portland, Maine. Certificate expires June 2012.
Value: $27. Please add another $1 to cover shipping costs, or skip the shipping costs and pick up from our museum in South Portland. We will combine shipping on multiple items; if you wish to combine shipping, please contact the seller before paying through PayPal.
Welcome to the Summer in Maine Auction! The Summer in Maine 2011 Online Auction is a fundraiser for the South Portland Historical Society. A wide variety of summertime offerings have been donated by businesses, individuals and museums around the State of Maine. Whether you’d like to enjoy a week at a lakeside lodge, go on a whale watch cruise, take a train ride, or spend an afternoon at an amusement park, this auction has what you’re looking for on a great Maine vacation. For families, we have tickets to Aquaboggan water slides, Palace Playland in Old Orchard Beach, and York’s Wild Kingdom Zoo and Amusement Park. If you like historic buildings around Portland, ME, you can get a great view from atop the Portland Observatory. Boothbay’s new Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens are not to be missed. For a complete listing of auction items, go to www.SummerinMaineAuction.com.
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The South Portland Historical Society is a non-profit organization which seeks to collect, preserve and exhibit items of historic significance, and to provide history education to people of all ages. The Society operates a museum located in Bug Light Park, South Portland, Maine, adjacent to Portland Breakwater Lighthouse and on the site of the former World War II shipyards. The South Portland shipyards built Ocean and Liberty ships to keep the Allies supplied during WWII. For more information or to make a donation to this effort, go to www.sphistory.org.