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]
  • True Blue Regatta lives up to its name

    True Blue Regatta lives up to its name

    BLUE HILL — Four years ago, the Laser class at Kollegewidgwok Yacht Club consisted of just a single boat and a dedicated sailor determined to build a competitive fleet that could host annual regattas and help educate young sailors through the club’s Kollegewidgwok Sailing Education Association. Last weekend, 24 sailors, some of them from southern

  • All are winners at the Hospice Regatta

    All are winners at the Hospice Regatta

    MOUNT DESERT — The 22nd annual Hospice Regatta saw three days of intense racing last weekend and while only one boat could finish first in each event, everyone came away winners. Until this year, the Hospice Regatta occupied two days, with several smaller boats and junior sailors racing on Friday and International One-Design sloops and

  • Knife distribution effort aims to keep lobstermen safe

    Knife distribution effort aims to keep lobstermen safe

    STONINGTON — According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, commercial fishing is consistently ranked as the most deadly occupation in U.S. industry. Sadly, that comes as no surprise to anyone who lives along the coast of Maine, especially the women who are members of the Island Fishermen’s Wives. For lobstermen, one of

  • Tariff rise imperils lobster sales

    Tariff rise imperils lobster sales

    ELLSWORTH — Whatever one thinks of the political scene in Washington, Tuesday’s announcement that the Trump Administration would impose new tariffs on some $200 billion worth of Chinese imports had to come as bad news to Maine’s lobster industry. On Wednesday, the New York Times reported that China’s government said it would respond if those

  • Moosabec Reach races are a speed extravaganza

    Moosabec Reach races are a speed extravaganza

    JONESPORT — Fishermen probably have been racing lobster boats on Moosabec Reach for as long as there were two of them moored between Beals Island and Jonesport but almost certainly never so many at one time as last Saturday. Historically, the Moosabec Reach Lobster Boat Races have been held, in most years at least, on