The state ferry Margaret Chase Smith is seen in this Aug. 25, 2023, file photo. Credit: Courtesy of the Maine Department of Transportation

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On Page B4 in the Aug. 31 Bangor Daily News is a story about the recent Maine State Ferry Service rescue of a kayaker. Congratulations to the crew for being alert and providing assistance that obviously saved a life.

The story read, however, that “…they sprang into action, delivering passengers to Lincolnville before doubling back to help.” My question is this — did they really go unload passengers before checking on an overturned boat? Or did the reporter get something wrong?  

If they delivered passengers first, their priorities are skewed and I take back my congratulations!

Sue Shaw