2016 Challenges

While the 2016 Schoodic Ferry season was full of successes, it also held several challenges. To continue operating in 2017, the Schoodic Ferry needs your help.

In June 2016, the Schoodic Ferry vessel, Katie Grace, experienced two rounds of vandalism. While no suspect was ever identified by law enforcement officials, in October 2016, a third round of suspicious activity occurred, this time to the vessel’s mooring line. During these events, the Schoodic Ferry vessel experienced damage to both transmissions, wiring, steering gear, communications devices, struts, and propellers. While the vessel’s crew has managed to repair the steering gear, wiring, and communication devices, both transmissions must be rebuilt, a strut repaired, and both propellers reconditioned before the ferry can resume operating in 2017.


How you can help

Our crew is experienced, and ready and willing to go to work to bring the Schoodic Ferry back to working order in time for the 2017 season – now we simply require the funding to do so!

  • Contribute $5, $10, $25, $50, or even $100 towards helping us finance these repairs. Any amount is truly appreciated, and helps us continue this important community service.
  • 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 meet our repair goals.
  • Consider volunteering. In addition to funding, it will require effort to repair the Schoodic Ferry. Consider giving us a hand!

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