Driving straight through the chain at the Lincolnville Ferry Terminal did not get a driver onto the boat any faster May 13.

Instead, the 89-year-old driver of a Ford pick-up truck found himself teetering from the ramp 15 to 20 feet in the air as the ferry was called back to the pen.

The incident started at about 2 p.m. when Joseph M. Hughes of Islesboro was attempting to load his truck on the afternoon ferry to the island. He did not stop as directed by the ferry's ramp operator, according to a report from Maine State Police Trooper Tyler Harrington.

The ferry, which had already left the docks, came back into the pen so the ramp could be lowered to allow the truck's front tires to raise up, according to a Lincolnville Fire Department log.

There were no injuries and Hughes had exited the vehicle before emergency responders arrived.

He told police he did not understand the chain prohibited him from loading his vehicle onto the ferry, according to the report.