The Chebeague Transportation Company (CTC) announces a change in leadership, effective November 23, 2020, with the retirement of General Manager Carol Sabasteanski. Matt Ridgway, currently Assistant General Manager, will assume the position of General Manager of the nonprofit company, which provides ferry, barge, mainland parking lot management, and bus service for Chebeague Island.

CTC operates over 3,600 ferry trips and transports over 150,000 passengers annually between Chebeague Island and Yarmouth, including school students, commuters, island workers, law enforcement personnel, summer visitors and year-round residents. It also provides 24-hour emergency rescue transport for the Chebeague community.

Sabasteanski joined CTC in 2010 and has directed a significant re-organization and modernization of the company, most recently with the design and construction of the Independence, CTC’s new ferry.

Ridgway joined CTC in 2013 as Captain. In 2016 he was named Senior Captain. In 2019 he was promoted to Marine Operations Manager, and earlier this year promoted to Assistant General Manager. He lives on Chebeague with his wife and two children.

As part of the reorganization, Captain Beth Putnam, has been promoted to Senior Captain and Safety Officer. Putnam joined CTC in 2004 as a deckhand. Under a CTC-sponsored program, she gained her captain’s license in 2006. She lives on Chebeague with her husband and three children.

“CTC has grown significantly under Carol’s leadership and the company has built a tremendous team in the last 10 years. We look forward to the future with Matt as the leader,” said CTC Board President John Rent.