(15 minutes) Chebeague Island may be reached by boat from Portland in 1 hour and 14 minutes, or by ferry from Cousins Island near Yarmouth in 15 minutes. Most visitors choose to use the Cousins Island route. Parking is accessible near the ferry station in Portland. A $5 cash fee is charged for each vehicle; there are no free parking spots on Chebeague.
The ferry leaves from a dock next to the Cousins Island Store at 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m., and 5 p.m. daily in high season (call for off-season times). The return ferry leaves Cousins Island at 9:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. in high season. In low season, the early ferry returns around 3:30 p.m.; the late ferry returns around 7:30 p.m.. Children under 16 travel for free when accompanied by a parent or guardian. Pets are allowed on the ferry for an additional charge of $10 per pet per trip.
There is a grocery store on Chebeague Island with basic food items and snacks available. There are also several small restaurants with basic American cuisine located on the island. Visitors should plan to eat before they arrive on Chebeague as there are no restaurants after hours. Hotel accommodations are available on Chebeague.
In the summer, a passenger ferry operates the 3 1/2 miles from Carrabelle to the island five days a week, and four days a week in the winter. Visitors pay $16 round-trip and property owners pay $12.50 round-trip.
The ferry leaves from its dock on U.S. 98 about three miles south of Carrabelle. The trip takes 30 minutes.
Contact the St. Marys River Ferry at 877-847-7245 or visit www.stmarysrfer.com for more information on schedules, fares, and car and driver requirements.
The trip from Maine to Oregon takes around 3 days and 3 hours and covers a distance of about 3385 miles. The shortest travel usually takes three days and three hours. The Maine to Oregon service, which is operated by Greater Portland Metro Bus, Concord Coach Lines, and Amtrak, departs from Portland Public Library and arrives in Portland. The return journey from Portland to Maine includes a stop at Brunswick Marine Terminal.
The average speed of driving from Maine to Oregon is about 62 miles per hour. This is based on the average speed of all buses over the course of several trips between June 2015 and May 2016.
Maine is located in the north-central region of the United States. It is bounded by New Hampshire to the west, Canada to the northeast, and Lake Champlain and Vermont to the south. Oregon is located in the northwest corner of America. It is bounded by Washington to the east, Idaho to the southeast, and California and Nevada to the southwest.
When you drive from Maine to Oregon, you will pass through six states: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, and Pennsylvania. In addition, there are two Canadian provinces along this route: New Brunswick and Quebec.
The main cities you will stop at while traveling from Maine to Oregon include Boston, Massachusetts; Portsmouth, New Hampshire; Providence, Rhode Island; Hartford, Connecticut; New York City, New York; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Take the boat to Islay from Kennacraig on Kintyre, arriving at Port Ellen (2 hours 20 minutes) or Port Askaig (2 hours 20 minutes). The return ferry leaves both ports daily at 12.30pm and returns from Islay at 6.20pm.
The journey takes about 3 hours each way.
There are two main islands, Islay and Mull. They are separated by a narrow sound called Duart Bridge. There are several small villages on Islay including Bowmore, Carlow, Grimsay and Port Charlotte. On Mull there is only one village, Tobermory. It lies on the shores of Loch Ness.
Island culture is very different to that of Scotland as a whole. Most people live in rural areas and many businesses are family-owned. Farming is important to the economy but the main industry is tourism. Both islands have beautiful landscapes full of rocky cliffs, lochs and forests.
You can travel to Islay by train from Glasgow Central station (1 hour 40 minutes). From Edinburgh Waverley station it's a 2 hour drive. Buses also run between all major cities in Scotland and Islay.
The best time to visit Islay is between April and October.
More than a year ago The boat now travels at 30 knots, or 34 miles per hour, up from 34 miles per hour a year earlier. The Fast Ferry Service to Martha's Vineyard takes roughly 90 minutes. There are two departures each day, at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., with the cost of $15 for adults and $5 for children under 12. Children under five travel free.
The ferry is operated by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT). It runs between Woods Hole, on Cape Cod, and Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard, and serves about three million people who live along the coast of Massachusetts and New York City.
It is the only passenger ferry operating in Massachusetts. Before the construction of the bridge, there was no direct highway connection between the two islands, so all passengers had to change planes at Logan Airport in Boston. The ferry provides an affordable alternative for those without a car on Martha's Vineyard, where the cost of living is high and there is no public transportation.
The boat was built by Fincantieri in Monfalcone, Italy, and entered service in October 2007. At the time of its inauguration, it was the fastest passenger vessel in the world. Since then, several other vessels have been built to extend their range, and so they can also transport vehicles.