From Bill's blog:
The whole outdoor community was sad when Steve Longley passed away. Steve ran a rafting company called Rivers and Trails. He was also employed by the Appalachian Trail people to ferry people across the Kennebec River. Each day he would sit on river's edge and wait for through hikers. In 20 years, he paddled more than 19,000 people across the Kennebec River. Steve passed away of a heart attack at the age of 55. This is a piece we did on Steve back in 2004.