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Portland to Bar Harbor by ferry?

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Portland to Bar Harbor by ferry?

Is it possible to travel by ferry between Portland and Bar Harbor?

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1. Re: Portland to Bar Harbor by ferry?

Unfortunately, no.

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2. Re: Portland to Bar Harbor by ferry?

Practically, the answer is no but it is possible. You could take the ferry from Portland to Nova Scotia and then the ferry from Nova Scotia to Bar Harbor. It would take a lot of time to make the round trip.

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3. Re: Portland to Bar Harbor by ferry?

...and $$$

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4. Re: Portland to Bar Harbor by ferry?

Unfortunate. I'm sure it's a gorgeous ride and great way to avoid the traffic on weekends.

Thanks for the info

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5. Re: Portland to Bar Harbor by ferry?

For what it's worth, Matthew, the reason is that the ferry that services Portland, Bar Harbor, and Yarmouth, NS, is a Canadian-registered ship. United States law prohibits a foreign-registered vessel from picking up passengers at one U.S. port and transporting them to another without an intervening foreign stop. If the Cat was U.S. registered, then a Portland to Bar Harbor run might happen.

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6. Re: Portland to Bar Harbor by ferry?

Makes sense. Too bad there's not an enterprising Mainer who has taken up the route - seems it would be a high demand route.

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7. Re: Portland to Bar Harbor by ferry?

The traffic between Portland and Bar Harbor isn't too bad - definitely not bad enough to not make the trip.

8. Re: Portland to Bar Harbor by ferry?

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