Last week we placed Tents on House island in Portland Maine. This big wedding required more than one tent along with one of our biggest... Read More
Last week we placed Tents on House island in Portland Maine. This big wedding required more than one tent along with one of our biggest tents and lots of equipment. When you attempt to pull off a large wedding flawlessly on an Island in Portland Bay you better know what you are doing. First of all you need to deal with the 4 hour tides. If not done properly you may end up on the wrong side of the job for 4 hours. We arrived with this potential problem in mind.
We were ferried out to House Island by Lionel Plante Associates located on Peaks Island. LPA has two vessels available for transporting equipment and supplies to the coastal communities of Casco Bay. The Lionel Plante Sr. is a custom built, 85 foot landing craft capable of hauling moving trucks, heavy equipment, building supplies and your family vehicle from Portland to your island of choice. Additionally, this vessel carries certification for transporting dangerous cargo such as explosives for blasting. The Ft. Gaines is a 121ft landing craft and is capable of carrying 22 cars or up to 5 large dump trucks at a time. When we arrived on House Island we needed to move fast, the clock was ticking. We were able to unload and stage all the equipment and tools needed to set up the very large tents. Our plan was to return in the morning to set the tent up and stay on site throughout the wedding. This made sure we were ready to address any issues like wind and rain that can always arise of the coast of Maine.
We were able to leave one of our large trucks in the parking lot of Casco Bay Lines, a ferry system that provides year-round passenger, freight, postal and vehicle ferry service to the islands of Casco Bay from Portland, Maine.
We also supplied large portable towed generators for the additional power required to run this large dream wedding. House Island does not have enough power to handle a wedding of this size.
When all was said and done, everything went off without a hitch on a stunning House Island summer day on beautiful Casco Bay, Maine.
You never know what you will see on the Maine Seacoast. As we were leaving on set-up day we were very fortunate to spot the Olive Hazard Perry on its way back to port in Newport Rhode Island. It is an amazing tall ship with an amazing mission. Oliver Hazard Perry – Rhode Island is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides innovative and empowering education-at-sea programs to promote personal and professional growth.