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]
  • Maine Retired Skippers Race Turns 60 This Year

    CASTINE — Maine sailors who turned 65 this year will be able to sail this weekend in a race almost as old as they are.   Saturday will mark the 60th time senior sailors will gather for the annual Maine Retired Skippers Race. The first boat is scheduled to cross the starting line at the

  • Kayaker Drowns on Beech Hill Pond

    OTIS — A 75-year-old visitor from Seoul, South Korea, died Tuesday morning following a kayaking accident on Beech Hill Pond. Hong Sohn was kayaking on the pond approximately 300 feet from shore, when his kayak overturned shortly before 10 a.m. He attempted to swim to safety before sinking below the water’s surface. He was not

  • Atlantic Boat’s Holy Moly Is Bound for West Coast

    Atlantic Boat’s Holy Moly Is Bound for West Coast

    BROOKLIN — There are few places quieter than a Maine boatyard early in August. All the boats have been launched for the season and the summer sailors still have a few weeks to go before they have their boats hauled for the season. Even so, things were buzzing last week at the Atlantic Boat Co.

  • Lobster Boats Set to Race Saturday In Winter Harbor

    WINTER HARBOR — Come Saturday, it will once again be Lobster Festival time in Winter Harbor, and that means most of Maine’s serious lobster boat racers will be in the harbor for what should be some fierce competition. With seven of the coastwide championship series’ nine races complete, the top point-getter remains to be determined

  • Boatbuilder Hopes to Weather Storm of Economic Downturn

    BUCKSPORT — The same weak economy that has pushed the nation’s jobless rate above 9 percent and served as the backdrop to the congressional antics during the recent debt limit controversy has taken a toll on the Union River Boat Co., but the Bucksport boatbuilder is working hard to stay afloat. Boatbuilder Richard Ryder and

  • Perfect Conditions Highlight Small Reach Regatta

    Perfect Conditions Highlight Small Reach Regatta

    LAMOINE — Sunshine, rain and fog. Light airs and gusty winds. Nearly all the elements a late July weekend on the coast of Maine could offer greeted the more than 100 small boat enthusiasts who gathered in Lamoine State Park last week for the sixth annual Small Reach Regatta. The three-day event organized by the

  • Fleet Gathers in Lamoine For Small Reach Regatta

    ELLSWORTH — While much of the maritime focus along the Maine shore during the summer is on big regattas featuring big, expensive boats, a group of small craft enthusiasts has gathered this week in Lamoine State Park for the sixth Small Reach Regatta. This is the second year at the Lamoine site for the event.