Looking Ahead to 2020

Do you wonder how the world might change if every child who visits Acadia has the opportunity to become immersed in the wonder that is the Frenchman Bay ecosystem? Do you wonder how cruise ship activity affects Frenchman Bay and its inhabitants? Or are you simply fascinated by the idea that public transportation could also be a platform for science, education and research?

At Frenchman Bay Research Boating, we aspire to create marine education platforms that provide directed experiential learning experiences; intimately connecting students to the Frenchman Bay ecosystem. We also aspire to develop public transportation systems that act as an invisible bridges across the Bay, connecting communities so that the surrounding areas can flourish and grow. Community support like yours literally keeps our research/education programs and ferry service afloat, so please consider donating today.

How you can help
  • Contribute $5, $10, $25, $50, or even $100 towards helping us make the Katie Grace into an optimal floating classroom. Any amount is truly appreciated, and helps us continue to ensure that our research programs and our marine education programs continue in 2020.
  • Tell others about our need. The more people that are aware how much help is needed, the more likely it is we will be able to invite more Maine students aboard for our unique research and marine education experiences in 2020.
  • Consider volunteering. In addition to funding, it will require effort to convert the Katie Grace into an optimal floating classroom. Consider giving us a hand!

Help us show the world the difference one big yellow boat can make!

Providing affordable, sustainable public marine transportation to the Frenchman Bay community while simultaneously conducting marine monitoring studies.


You can reach us by mail at:

28 Knox Road, Bar Harbor, ME 04609

We’ll see you in 2020!