Promotion and New Captain!
We are very pleased to announce that Matt Ridgway has been promoted to Senior Captain. Matt has been with CTC for three years and is not only a skilled captain but a respected leader of our crew. Matt is also our Safety Officer.
We are also welcoming Jeremy Ames to our team. Jeremy will be a full time captain and will start his training shortly. Jeremy has many years’ experience on the water. In recent years he has been a lobsterman and knows many people on the Island. Jeremy has spent quite a bit of time on Chebeague and he and his family (wife and two children) have wanted to move to the Island for several years. They are looking for a house to rent, so if anyone knows of an opportunity, please let Jeremy or the office know. Our plan is that he will assume his full schedule in early April.
When you see them, please congratulate Matt and welcome Jeremy to the island!
The February CTC Board of Directors meeting will be held on February 25th at 7PM at the CTC Office, 16 North Road. As always, the public is welcome.
CTC has an opening for a full time captain. Captain must reside on Chebeague. For more information visit the Jobs page of this website.
The February newsletter is now posted on this page.
As of 10:00 AM the CTC bus is running. We expect it will be running all day/evening. Of course, weather could change. If we have to cancel any bus trips we will post the cancellation on facebook and our website as soon as possible as well as send our notifications to subscribers.
CTC is pleased to welcome two new captains!
Amanda Campbell grew up on Chebeague. She is the daughter of David and Susan (Dyer) Campbell. Amanda is a student at Maine Maritime Academy. She has worked as a CTC employee since 2012 - starting as a deckhand. Amanda took advantage of CTC’s captain training benefit and earned a 100 Ton Captain’s license. That accomplished, she needed to pass CTC Captain Training Program - which she did with flying colors. You will be seeing a lot of Captain Amanda this month and next summer.
David Etnier grew up in Harpswell and currently lives in South Freeport. He is an experienced mariner. For 8 years he was the Deputy Commissioner at Maine’s Department of Marine Resources after many years as a state representative. We know David because last summer he was the captain of the Pied Piper at Maine Maritime Museum. He has proven his skills to us both on the Kennebec and our route.
On April 6, 1985 the Islander was launched at Washburn & Doughty of East Boothbay, Maine. The Islander was a labor of love for many people who gave time and resources to make her a reality.