The Maquoit II: The Lifeline of Casco Bay

2021 MOFF Official Selection

About This Project

Bob Krist

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Filming Location:

Portland, Maine

Filmmaker Origin:

Boothbay Harbor, ME.


A day in the life of veteran captain Gene Willard, of the Casco Bay Line, as he ferries people and necessaries to and from the islands of Casco Bay…whether it’s the US Mail, fresh cold milk, or Porta Potties for a special event, Captain Willard delivers the goods…and a few tall tales to boot.

This film to be screened:

8/6/21 – The Nezinscot Program

Special Note:

World Premiere

Filmmaker Bio:

Bob Krist is a retired National Geographic photographer who picked up filmmaking late in his career and now spends his summers making short films about his adopted state of Maine from his base in Boothbay Harbor.

Three thoughts from the filmmaker:

1. Captain Gene Willard is a six generation mariner who was born on Peaks Island, one of the islands he visits daily with the Maquoit II ferry. 2. Amazon packages are taking up more and more deck space every year. 3. Porta Potties are necessary but very delicate cargo!

8/6 Eastern Promenade