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Captain David Gelinas
Captain Skip Strong
Captain David Smith

Captain Adam Philbrook




Penobscot Bay and River Pilots Association
18 Mortland Road
Searsport, ME 04974


Welcome to the Penobscot Bay & River Pilots Association.


Penobscot Bay and River Pilots Association is a group of professionals committed to providing reliable and efficient Pilotage service in Penobscot and Frenchman Bay and on the Penobscot River. As a service organization, we understand that open communication is critical to maximizing the operational flexibility of our customers while maintaining a high degree of safety for the environment and the residents of the state.


What we do.


We are responsible for guiding any vessel, required to take a pilot, upon the waters of Penobscot and Frenchman Bay as well as Penobscot River. We board the vessels at offshore pilot stations 24 hours a day, 365 days a year (weather permitting) and help navigate them safely to their destination. Once their port visit is complete we will reverse the process and navigate the vessels until they are safely clear of state waters.






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