Articles by: Liz Graves

Liz Graves

Liz Graves

Managing Editor at Mount Desert Islander
Liz Graves is managing editor of the Islander. She's a California native who came to Maine as a schooner sailor.[email protected]
  • Federal grants flow to Maine for ocean study

    BAR HARBOR — The Bar Harbor Whale Watch hosted a group of officials from the University of Maine, the U.S. Coast Guard and the National Weather Service and others late last month for a tour by sea of the regional buoy and ocean observation equipment system. The visit to the Integrated Ocean Observing System was

  • Farrar defends title in IOD Worlds

    Farrar defends title in IOD Worlds

    MOUNT DESERT — Jonathan Farrar of the Fishers Island fleet became repeat champion of the International One Design class World Championships, held at Northeast Harbor Aug. 20-25, after first winning the title in 2015. “We’re fortunate that we’re the largest IOD fleet in the world and can put 20 boats on the line,” said John

  • Stanley launches wood-glass hybrid

    Stanley launches wood-glass hybrid

    TREMONT — A thunderstorm cell loomed on the horizon, but bright sunshine greeted the small crowd that gathered Aug. 13 to celebrate the launch of National Pride, the first of a new design of lobster boat by Richard Stanley. The sturdy hull of the handsome 38-foot boat was built with Maine white cedar planking on

  • Death of Canadian whale rescuer hits home on MDI

    Death of Canadian whale rescuer hits home on MDI

    CAMPOBELLO ISLAND, NEW BRUNSWICK — Canadian fisherman Joe Howlett, who died July 10 freeing a right whale from entanglement with fishing gear, was part of a close network of whale researchers and experts that spans the Gulf of Maine and Gulf of St. Lawrence. His was the first human death in the decades they have

  • Panel at Seacoast Mission discusses education in rural communities

    Panel at Seacoast Mission discusses education in rural communities

    BAR HARBOR — “When you ask people what they need to succeed,” Cherie Galyean of the Maine Community Foundation told a group gathered at the Maine Seacoast Mission’s headquarters last week, “you listen. And you believe them.” She was part of a panel discussion about how education can contribute to revitalization of rural communities. Also

  • MDI hosts annual regatta and abbreviated Welles Cup

    MDI hosts annual regatta and abbreviated Welles Cup

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Is the Welles Cup Regatta sailing into history? First raced on the waters of Southwest Harbor and Castine in 1996, the two-day competition between George Stevens Academy and Mount Desert Island High School was the biggest high school sailing event in Maine. For a while, it was virtually the only high school

  • Trenton yard sale rules remain

    TRENTON — Residents here still will have to apply for permits when they want to have a yard sale after voters rejected two warrant articles that would have eliminated the paperwork requirement at their open town meeting May 16. At last year’s town meeting, Board of Selectmen Chair Fred Ehrlenbach said that voters enacted a

  • Route 3 work gets under way

    Route 3 work gets under way

    BAR HARBOR — Work on the reconstruction of a 4.8-mile section of Route 3 between Pirate’s Cove miniature golf course and downtown began Jan. 9. Maine Department of Transportation (DOT) officials met beforehand with residents at an open house meeting. The contract for the $17.9-million, two-and-a-half-year job was awarded to Sargent Corp., whose New England

  • ASMFC lobster board tackles fishery issues

    ASMFC lobster board tackles fishery issues

    BAR HARBOR — The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s lobster board adopted no new policies affecting Maine lobstermen during its annual meeting in Bar Harbor at the end of October, but the group did discuss future options for trip reporting, crab bycatch and improving the lobster stock in Southern New England. The board relies on