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]
  • 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

  • Timberland Acres RV Park has a new owner

    Timberland Acres RV Park has a new owner

    TRENTON — On Monday, Oct. 22, Colton Sanborn closed down Timberland Acres RV Park for the season and closed on the sale of the 33-year-old business. “It was a double closing,” he said about his purchase. After working two seasons at the RV park, located at 57 Bar Harbor Road in Trenton, Sanborn, 23, decided

  • Photographer’s “thank you” captures local heroes

    Photographer’s “thank you” captures local heroes

    MOUNT DESERT — When photographer Rogier van Bakel said thank you to local first responders for saving his daughter’s life, he did it with thousands of words. A wedding photographer for the last 12 years, van Bakel took a different approach when capturing about 40 firefighters from three different Mount Desert Island volunteer departments. “It’s

  • Pot-sedated lobsters OK for now

    Pot-sedated lobsters OK for now

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — State inspectors who descended on Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound, where the owner is experimenting with using marijuana to calm her major menu item, found no violations during recent visits. But that might just be because the meat of marijuana-sedated lobsters has yet to be served to the public. In the last week,

  • Truck roll-over in Trenton

    Truck roll-over in Trenton

    TRENTON — The driver of a cement truck that fell on its side Monday morning on Oak Point Road suffered only minor injuries, officials said. The accident closed the road for part of the day. A Sargent Materials truck nearly full to capacity turned on its side on Oak Point Road, just beyond the intersection