On Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021, some 125 watercraft — from lobster fishermen to kayakers and sailors — paraded in a great arc in Frenchman Bay and filed past the packed Bar Harbor municipal pier to express opposition to American Aquafarms’ proposed 125-acre salmon farm in Frenchman Bay. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY LETITIA BALDWIN

Anti-American Aquafarms coalition focus of film

“Our Waters,” California filmmaker Josh “Bones” Murphy’s short documentary about the Frenchman Bay community’s two-year campaign against American Aquafarms’ proposed 120-acre fish farm, will be shown at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, in the Moore Auditorium at the Schoodic Institute in Winter Harbor.

The film features several local residents, including South Gouldsboro lobster fishermen Jerry Potter of South Gouldsboro, Sorrento fisherman James West and South Gouldsboro organic kelp farmer Sarah Redmond.

Hosted by Friends of Schoodic Peninsula and Frenchman Bay United, the coalition that has led the fight against the industrial salmon farm, the screening also will feature a presentation by “Our Waters” executive producer Mike Long, who will discuss making of the film. The event is free. Light freshments will be served. For more info, contact Jackie Weaver at [email protected] or 546-0826.


Letitia Baldwin

Arts Editor at The Ellsworth American
In addition to editing the Arts & Leisure section, Letitia edits special sections including Out & About, Overview, Health Quarterly, Your Maine Home, House & Garden and Get Ready for Winter. She comes from Chicago, Ill, but has deep family ties to the Cranberry Isles. [email protected]

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