PORTLAND PRESS HERALD: Stephen Longley, known by Appalachian Trail hikers as “The Ferryman” and son of a former Maine governor, has died at his home in Solon, Maine. He was 56.

From 1987 to 2007, Longley operated the Appalachian Trail Conference’s Kennebec River Ferry Service where the trail crosses the Kennebec River in Caratunk. During that time, Longley, known for his red canoe, transported more than 19,000 hikers safely across the river and was featured in numerous articles and documentaries. (READ MORE)