Ferry fares…


…are going up. No surprise there, given the increase in fuel prices. Both the Maine State Ferry Service and Casco Bay Lines have announced planned increases. Expect to pay about 12.5 percent more on MSFS runs to Vinalhaven, North Haven, Islesboro, Matinicus, Frenchboro and Swans. CBL’s revised rates, reflecting a fuel surcharge, are pending approval by the state Public Utilities Commission, but already are posted on the web site.

Expect other boat lines and ferries to either increase rates or impose a fuel surcharge. Hmmm, might be time to buy a sea kayak.