Waterfront

  • Maine Retired Skippers Race turns 66 on Saturday

    Maine Retired Skippers Race turns 66 on Saturday

    CASTINE — Sixty-seven years after two old salts, one from Stonington the other from Bucksport, jumped into a couple of sailboats to settle the question of which town produced “real” sailormen, a fleet of nearly two dozen boats with captains at least 65 years of age will sail Saturday, weather allowing, in the 66th edition

  • Wild Wild West is fast, fast fast

    Wild Wild West is fast, fast fast

    WINTER HARBOR — Much like the postal service of yore, neither rain nor fog Saturday morning could deter 103 boats from signing up to run in the Winter Harbor Lobster Boat Races. The event, now in its 52nd year, always draws a big fleet. The races are well organized and the partying good. Added incentive

  • Crews begin removing Wight Pond dam

    Crews begin removing Wight Pond dam

    PENOBSCOT — The restoration of the alewife population in the Bagaduce River watershed took a major step forward Monday morning as a digger and crew from R.F. Jordan & Sons began to tear out the concrete and boulder dam on Winslow Stream at the mouth of Wight Pond in Penobscot. The dam removal is one

  • Circumnavigators visit Castine

    Circumnavigators visit Castine

    CASTINE — When Neal Schneider and Ruth Sandven sailed Rutea into the harbor last week and picked up a mooring off Eaton’s Boatyard, there was little to distinguish their big white-and-blue ketch from any of the many good-size sailboats that visit the busy yachting port at the mouth of the Bagaduce in summer. Like many

  • Castine Classic fleet races under the sun

    Castine Classic fleet races under the sun

    CASTINE — A busy classic yacht racing weekend got under way last Thursday morning as 36 boats jockeyed for position around the starting line of the 18th annual Castine Classic Yacht Race — the first of three events culminating with the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta on Saturday. Skies were gray and a thin fog masked Penobscot

  • Big boat show coming to Rockland

    ROCKLAND — August in Maine is a great time for boats, barbecue, beer and the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show that opens on the Rockland waterfront on Friday, Aug. 11, and runs through the entire weekend. Now in its 15th year, the show will feature nearly 150 boats — large and small, luxurious and

  • 33rd Eggemoggin Reach Regatta set for Saturday

    33rd Eggemoggin Reach Regatta set for Saturday

    BROOKLIN — More than 100 classic wooden sailboats raced in last year’s Eggemoggin Reach Regatta under fair skies and a spanking breeze. This year, the weather god is threatening thunderstorms throughout Saturday but, if the weather cooperates, chances are another big fleet will be on hand to sail in the 33rd — hard to believe

  • Electronic tracking coming to urchin fishery

    Electronic tracking coming to urchin fishery

    ELLSWORTH — The Blue Hill Bay sea urchin experimental management area will become an active limited access area for this upcoming sea urchin fishing year. The Department of Marine Resources has scheduled a meeting next Wednesday, Aug. 9, to demonstrate and distribute the electronic vessel tracking devices to all sea urchin harvesters intending to fish

  • Training ship returns to MMA

    Training ship returns to MMA

    CASTINE — The Maine Maritime Academy training ship State of Maine returned home on Monday after an extended summer cruise that twice crossed the Atlantic. State of Maine sailed from Castine on May 10 for a 90-day training voyage. After leaving Castine, the ship traveled to Charleston, S.C., Tenerife in the Spanish Canary Islands and