The Cranberry Isles Futures Group
1999 Boat Survey

These summary results are compiled from the questionaire mailed out to all known residents of Great Cranberry and Islesford in the winter of 1999.

Question Response
Year Round
Residents
Summer
Residents
1. Do you live on Islesford or Cranberry Island?
year round
more than 6 months/yr.
summer only
14
2
0
0
0
52
2. Do you operate an off island business that provides services on island?
yes
no
0
14
1
51
3. If so, how many employees ride the mailboat between October and May?
less than once a week
1-3 times a week
5-6 times a week
0
0
0
0
0
3
4. If a resident, how many in your household?
adults
children
32
12
72
25
5. How many in your household ride the mailboat?
less than once a week
1-3 times a week
5-6 times a week
12
24
2
32
42
6
6. How many members of your family regularly work off island?
daily
several times a week
several times a month
3
2
0
1
5
0
7. Have you ever moved off the island to work or for school reasons because boat schedules did not meet your needs?
yes
no
6
8
5
1
8. If you lived off island, did you commute back to the island to work?
yes
no
3
5
3
1
9. If the boat schedule was different would you ride more often?
yes
no
9
4
16
22

Note: The results of questions 10-15 are summarized in the graph below.

10. If there were only three trips each day, when would you most like to see boats leave the islands in the morning?
6-7am
7-8am
8-9am
other
6
7
2
0
6
23
14
0
11. What time would you like to leave Northeast Harbor in the morning?
6-7am
7-8am
other
2
7
0
4
18
3
12. What time would you like to have the mid-day boat leave the islands?
10-11am
11-12am
12-1pm
other
5
10
0
0
5
25
8
0
13. What time would you like to have the mid-day boat leave Northeast?
10-11am
11-12am
12-1pm
other
1
8
6
0
1
12
22
0
14. What time would you like the afternoon boat to leave the islands?
3-4pm
4-5pm
5-6pm
other
3
9
0
0
8
15
13
0
15. What time would you like the afternoon boat to leave Northeast?
3-4pm
4-5pm
5-6pm
other
4
4
7
0
3
9
24
5


Boat Survey Summary Graphs

Remarks by Bruce Komusin

The survey seems to apply only to winter boats, when the current schedule is only 3 boats per day.

Everyone who responded wants to spend more time on the mainland.  Both year-round and summer residents want the morning boat to leave the islands at least 1 hour earlier (2 hours for year-rounders), and the evening boat from Northeast Harbor to return 2 hours later.  Everyone wants the midday boat from Northeast Harbor 1 hour later.

Everyone also seems to want the evening boat from the islands 1 hour later, the summer residents more markedly so.

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