Title

Regardless of the season, unflappable Maine pilots guide oil tankers, cargo vess

Authors

Andrew Vietze

Source

Down East

Date

12-1-2001

Pages

66-69, 84-85

Abstract

Regardless of the season, unflappable Maine pilots guide oil tankers, cargo vessels, and cruise ships from around the world through the tricky waters of Penobscot Bay, which is the second largest bay on the East Coast and embraces more than 200 islands within its 600 square miles. Pen Bay and River Pilots in Belfast employs four pilots who guide large vessels through the bay to industrial docks at Searsport and Bucksport. Pilot Jeffrey Cockburn said the company guides 60 or more passenger vessels and as many as 250 cargo vessels each year. With details about the hazards these vessels would face without experienced, local pilots aboard.

Subjects

Penobscot Bay, Pilots and pilotage

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