Chebeague Transportation Company
Chebeague Transportation Company offers barging services for vehicles and commercial freight from April 1st (weather permitting) to November 30th each year. Barging originates on Chebeague Island; Cousins Island, Yarmouth; and Yankee Marina, Yarmouth. The barge is 43 feet by 24 feet in size and can handle all types of vehicles.
Using the Service
Barging should be reserved at the CTC office at least two weeks in advance to ensure available space. CTC barges from two mainland locations - Cousins Island and Yankee Marina. During peak season, barging from Cousins Island is permitted Tuesday through Thursday only. Barging on other days will be from Yankee Marina and are subject to a surcharge (see the barging fees).
Barging times are tide dependent. At booking, the customer will be advised of the approximate time the barging will occur and may be sent an invoice. Prior to the actual barging date the customer will be provided specific barging time for the barging date.
Unless prior arrangements have been made, full payment must be received prior to barging, either by mailing/delivering the payment to the CTC office or by paying the attendant at the Cousins parking lot or the Captain. Payment must be in cash or by check if paid to the Captain. Payment by credit card is accepted in the office and at Cousins Island.
On a space available basis, one customer per vehicle may remain with their vehicle during the barging. Children are not allowed on the barge. Alternately, customers may leave the vehicle in the designated staging area at Cousins Island or on the Stone Wharf on Chebeague. The CTC crew will load and unload the vehicle. Customers leaving their vehicle unattended at the Stone Wharf should put a sign on the windshield with with their name and the word BARGING clearly displayed.
CTC assumes no liability for the loading, unloading, or transporting of the vehicle.
All barging customers must sign the Barge Services Agreement prior to boarding the barge. CTC will not transport a vehicle without a signed agreement. The agreement must be signed by each customer annually. For more information, contact the CTC office. Commercial freight should also be scheduled in advance. Customers who have a significant amount of commercial freight must load and unload the barge. To view freight fees, click here.
Barging costs depend on barging location (Cousins Island or Yankee Marina) and the type of vehicle. Click here to view current barging fees.