Sunset cruise off Port Clyde
Port Clyde — The Port Clyde Baptist Church offers occasional sunset cruises as a fundraiser for the church. The most recent was Aug. 19 and had a big turnout, filling the Elizabeth Ann to capacity.
The vessel, best known as Monhegan Boat Line’s ferry, departed Port Clyde about 6:40 p.m., traveled to the mouth of the St. George River and then returned. Midway, a brief stop was made in the calm waters amid the islands in Muscongus Bay. Engines were shut down for a brief prayer, then a carnation was placed on the waters, followed by a chime of the ship's bell, as the names of church members who had recently died were read aloud.
The engines were shut down again at the mouth of the St. George so passengers could enjoy the sunset, which rather suddenly made an appearance through cloud cover.
Gene Ernest can be contacted via Courier Publications' A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest at 207-594-4401 or firstname.lastname@example.org.