This is the recently renovated Casco Bay Lines ferry terminal on the western side of the Maine State Pier. Over a million passengers now travel on the ferries each year, and an additional 50,000 people use services provided at the terminal, sightsee, fish, attend concerts or other activities in the immediate area. When the boats leave or dock, dropping off passengers, it can get pretty hectic and crowded in the heat of summer. As you might imagine, its winter schedule is a lot less demanding and frantic. I'm not an employee of this 'city by the sea' or of Casco Bay Lines, but if you ever venture to these parts, I highly recommend taking one of their scheduled trips around the bay. Even for someone who has lived here practically his entire life, I can testify that their cruises are fun and entertaining. Other then many trips back and forth to Peaks Island, I've taken the sunset cruise (about 2 hours), and the long Bailey Island cruise (almost 6 hours). The Bay Mist is their nighttime party boat, and you might be surprised by this, but I have never taken that cruise. Yes, it's true, party boy... No party cruise. I might have to remedy this soon.