Articles by: Stephen Rappaport

Stephen Rappaport

Stephen Rappaport

Waterfront Editor at The Ellsworth American
Stephen Rappaport has lived in Maine for nearly 30 years. A lifelong sailor, he spends as much time as possible messing about in boats. [email protected]
  • Frenchman Bay eyed for salmon, cod farm

    Frenchman Bay eyed for salmon, cod farm

    GOULDSBORO — A company with its roots in Norway is scheduled to make a presentation of its plans to establish a large salmon and cod farming operation in Frenchman Bay at the meeting of the Gouldsboro selectmen scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15. On its website, American Aquafarms describes a “closed pen” fish

  • Strahan driven by his “duty”

    Strahan driven by his “duty”

    Editor’s Note: To many federal and state fisheries managers and most people in the lobster industry, the name Max Strahan conjures images of a fanatic determined to put an end to lobster fishing in the name of saving endangered right whales from extinction. Over more than two decades, Strahan has filed several federal lawsuits aimed at

  • Rice marks 40-plus years on the job

    Rice marks 40-plus years on the job

    GOULDSBORO – Thursday, Oct. 8 is National Harbormaster Appreciation Day and few harbormasters have had more opportunity to earn the appreciation of the community they serve than Gouldsboro’s Dana Rice Sr. Rice oversees the town’s six busy harbors and, after more than 40 years on the job, he’s busier than ever. Rice’s territory covers all the

  • Sara Gideon meets with lobstermen in Stonington

    Sara Gideon meets with lobstermen in Stonington

    STONINGTON — Sara Gideon, the Democratic candidate in Maine for the U.S. Senate in the coming election, visited Stonington Thursday afternoon. In a stop at the town fish pier, Gideon spoke with members of the fishing community. She also visited the Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries, where she spoke with Executive Director Paul Anderson and

  • Aquaculture industry qualifies for relief

    Aquaculture industry qualifies for relief

    ELLSWORTH — If it wasn’t clear before last week, there’s a big election just a few weeks away. Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it was releasing some $530 million appropriated by Congress last March under the CARES Act to assist the beleaguered U.S. seafood industry and fishermen damaged by retaliatory

  • Graham Lake water levels plummet

    Graham Lake water levels plummet

    ELLSWORTH — Nearly five years into the process of renewing the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission license for its Graham Lake and Leonard Lake dams, Black Bear Hydro seems no closer to solving the issue of fluctuating water levels in Graham Lake than when the process began. Earlier this month, shoreland owners reported that the water

  • Plane may have run out of gas before crashing

    Plane may have run out of gas before crashing

    SURRY — The preliminary report released by the National Transportation Safety Board on the crash of an airplane into Morgan Bay last month suggests that the plane may have run out of fuel. Late on the afternoon of Monday, Aug. 17, a small, bright yellow airplane made a crash landing off the beach on the

  • Schooner Heritage skippers honored on retirement

    Schooner Heritage skippers honored on retirement

    ROCKLAND — Surrounded by fellow windjammer captains, crew and friends, Captains Doug and Linda Lee recently received an award from the Maine Windjammer Association honoring their combined 100 years of windjamming experience. Offering their highest honor — the Lifetime Appreciation Award — captains and crew of the Maine Windjammer Association fleet applauded the Lees for

  • Replica of Hemingway’s Pilar launched in Brooklin

    Replica of Hemingway’s Pilar launched in Brooklin

    BROOKLIN — With the United States deep in the Great Depression, 1934 wasn’t a great year for most people, but it was a winner for author Ernest Hemmingway. In April of that year, he took delivery of the 38-foot motorboat Pilar, his then wife’s nickname, custom built by the Wheeler Yacht Co. in its Brooklyn,