Is Your Career Adrift? Chart a New Course with the Maine State Ferry Service! If your job feels like the doldrums, it may be time for a change. The Maine State Ferry Service is hiring an Able-Bodied Seaman to work one of the many scenic island routes in midcoast and downeast Maine. Enjoy free housing and a per diem allowance while staying on your assigned island. Starting salary is $27.30. Enjoy 13 paid holidays, sick leave, 3+ weeks of vacation annually, a comprehensive benefits package, as well as retirement plans. FMI: Come for the adventure, stay for the career.