Christening for Our New Casco Baykeeper Boat

Posted on Aug 9, 2013

Join us for the Christening for Our New Casco Baykeeper Boat

Blue Daze

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Yankee Marina & Boatyard

142 Lafayette Street, Yarmouth, Maine ( See directions below)

5 – 8 p.m. (Brief remarks and christening at 6:30 p.m.)

Music, hors d’oeuvres, beer,wine, and party favors

Join us for a ceremony to christen our new Casco Baykeeper boat, a Maine-built vessel that we will use to patrol the Bay, investigate pollution, and conduct research.

RSVP by Monday, September 9 at willeveritt [at] cascobay [dot] org or (207) 799-8574


When Friends of Casco Bay was in need of a new Casco Baykeeper vessel, many of you answered the call and made a generous donation to our Baykeeper Boats Fund.


Thanks to our donors to the Baykeeper Boats Fund Campaign, we bought and retrofitted a Maine-built, lobster-style boat that we will use to patrol the Bay, investigate pollution, and conduct research.

Our new Baykeeper Boat is an AJ28 made by Alan Johnson in Winter Harbor, Maine. The boat has been retrofitted by Yankee Marina & Boatyard and New England Fiberglass to include special attributes that will enhance our work.


If you’d like to make a contribution to the Baykeeper Boats Fund Campaign please visit:


Campaign Co-Chairs:

Joan Benoit Samuelson & Malcolm F. Poole


Host Committee:

Lucy & Henry Donovan

Dick Harris

Ted Heidrich

Nancy Heselton &

Jeffrey Clements

Cheryl & Bud Higgins

Brigitte & Hal Kingsbury

Ann & Peter LeBourdais

Althea & Bob McGirr

Helen & Walter Norton

Kim & Joe Payne

Patti B. & Malcolm F. Poole

Cathy L. Ramsdell

Joan Benoit Samuelson & Scott Samuelson

Ann Thayer

Susan & Jack Thomas

Anna Marie & John Thron

Heather & Tay Veitch

Judith Fletcher Woodbury & Douglas Woodbury


Directions to Yankee from I-295:

Take exit 15 to merge onto U.S. 1 North. Continue for 0.6 mile. At the first set of lights,turn right onto Portland Street. Continue to the end of the street. Turn right onto Main Street and proceed to the bottom of the hill. Turn right onto ME-88 South/Lafayette Street. Yankee Marina & Boatyard will be on the left. Look for the signs for Yankee Marina & Boatyard and Friends of Casco Bay.