Articles by: Sarah Hinckley

Sarah Hinckley

Sarah Hinckley

Sarah Hinckley covers the towns of Southwest Harbor, Tremont and neighboring islands. Send story ideas and information to [email protected]
  • Zone B settles on a trap recommendation

    Zone B settles on a trap recommendation

    BAR HARBOR — After waiting a month to discuss possible alternatives, members of the Zone B Lobster Management Council last week agreed to present to the state a proposal for regulations aimed at protecting the endangered North Atlantic right whale.  The Department of Marine Resources had asked the zone council and others around the state

  • Zone B Council holds off on endorsing whale plan

    Zone B Council holds off on endorsing whale plan

    ELLSWORTH — A deadline to present a state plan designed to minimize potential harm to right whales is fast approaching, but members of the Zone B Lobster Management Council have asked Department of Marine Resources officials to check some numbers before the zone council agrees to a plan. “The timeline is short,” said DMR Commissioner

  • Wharf repairs to begin soon in Bass Harbor

    Wharf repairs to begin soon in Bass Harbor

    TREMONT — Cracked beams, eroding piles and rickety stringers are all signs that the Bernard town wharf on the western shore of inner Bass Harbor is in need of repair. With the help of a Small Harbor Improvement Project grant from the Maine Department of Transportation, the town is planning repairs to the north side

  • Southwest Harbor considers town dock usage

    Southwest Harbor considers town dock usage

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Sparked by an Appeals Board decision to allow a charter fishing boat operator to continue disembarking passengers at one of the town docks, the town Harbor Committee will review the language in the town’s Coastal Waters and Harbor Ordinance over the winter. John Dittmar owns Acadia Fishing Tours. Passengers board his boat,

  • Cranberry Co-op soaking in the sun savings

    Cranberry Co-op soaking in the sun savings

    ISLESFORD— Cranberry Isles Fishermen’s Co-op is living up to the ‘sustainable’ piece of its slogan a bit more with the recent installation of solar panels on its buildings. Residents from the Cranberry Isles, students from the Outer Islands Teaching & Learning Collaborative and key stakeholders of the project gathered Sept. 18 for a ceremony to

  • Bass Harbor Ferry Terminal work planned

    Bass Harbor Ferry Terminal work planned

    TREMONT — Officials of the state’s Department of Transportation will explain plans for proposed additional structures to the Bass Harbor Ferry Terminal at a meeting Feb. 26 at the Tremont town office. Not expected to begin until 2020, the $765,000 project includes the installation of a south side dolphin, a walkway and a wave fence.

  • Program offers aquaculture coaching

    Program offers aquaculture coaching

    SWAN’S ISLAND — When longtime fisherman Jason Joyce decided to start Swan’s Island Oyster Farm two years ago, he knew there was risk involved, but there has been help along the way. With the guidance of Island Institute’s Aquaculture Business Development (ABD) program, Joyce and his cousin, Josh Joyce, decided to diversify their income by