• Film on eels in Stonington July 11

    STONINGTON — The Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries is hosting a free film screening of “The Mystery of Eels” at the Stonington Opera House on Tuesday, July 11, at 6:30 p.m. The film’s narrator, artist James Prosek, will be in attendance. The film takes viewers on a journey to unlock the secrets of eels and

  • Atlantic salmon still in trouble

    Atlantic salmon still in trouble

    ELLSWORTH — The North American stock of wild Atlantic salmon is in trouble, according to the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES). In a recent report, the group said data collected last year indicated that the number of young salmon returning to Maine and Canadian rivers to spawn during 2016 was extremely

  • Update: Missing kayaker located

    MILBRIDGE — A kayaker who overturned while paddling near Bois Bubert Island on Wednesday was found safe on Thursday. The kayaker, Adrian Cerezo, made a mayday call at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday after a wave knocked him out of his kayak. That call prompted an 18-hour search over 456 square miles. The Coast Guard, Canadian Coast

  • Lease renewal is the end of long story

    Lease renewal is the end of long story

    TREMONT — Four and a half years is a long time. It’s longer than an initial active duty enlistment in any of the U.S. armed forces. It’s more time than most students spend getting a college degree. In Maine, it’s only a few months less than the maximum sentence for a Class C crime such

  • Off to the races in Bass Harbor

    Off to the races in Bass Harbor

    TREMONT — Lobstermen here are gearing up for the seventh annual Bass Harbor Lobster Boat Races, which are set for Sunday, June 25. The event is the third in the summer lobster boat racing series, following the Boothbay Harbor and Rockland races last weekend. With a midweek forecast calling for sunny skies and temperatures in

  • Wendell’s Boy joins Tremont fleet

    Wendell’s Boy joins Tremont fleet

    TREMONT — Wayne Seavey of Tremont started his fishing career when he was just 5 years old aboard his father Wendell’s lobster boat. Now 48, the lobsterman has made a name for himself, but there’s just one moniker he can’t escape: “Wendell’s boy.” So when it was time for Seavey to upgrade from his 37-foot

  • Lobster boat racing gets under way

    Lobster boat racing gets under way

    BASS HARBOR — The summer lobster boat racing season got under way last weekend with races in Boothbay Harbor on Saturday and in Rockland on Sunday. If early indications mean anything, this should be a banner year on the racing circuit. Just 33 boats turned out for Boothbay Harbor, enthusiasm perhaps dampened by the showery

  • New officers join the Marine Patrol

    New officers join the Marine Patrol

    AUGUSTA — Jonathan Varnum of Oakland will join the Marine Patrol in the Gouldsboro area after completing its nine-week full-time officer training program and the Maine Criminal Justice Academy’s 18-week basic law enforcement training program. A graduate of Beal College’s Conservation Law program, and the Maine Criminal Justice Academy’s law enforcement pre-service course, Varnum is

  • IOD Worlds set for NEH

    NORTHEAST HARBOR — The Northeast Harbor Fleet will host the International One-Design World Championship Regatta beginning Sunday, Aug. 20, and continuing through Friday, Aug. 25. The first race is scheduled for the morning of Monday, Aug. 21. The Fleet has hosted several of the world championship events, including, most recently, in 2010. The island yacht