Waterfront

  • Winter Harbor Lobster Boat Races draw huge fleet

    Winter Harbor Lobster Boat Races draw huge fleet

    WINTER HARBOR — “If you build it, he will come,” a disembodied voice tells Ray Kinsella, the character played by actor Kevin Costner in the 1989 film “Field of Dreams.” That bit of dialogue has become one of the most widely quoted, or misquoted, in cinema but the thought seems to apply in real life

  • New lobster boat Alyssa Noreen launched in Stonington

    New lobster boat Alyssa Noreen launched in Stonington

    STONINGTON — No one can spend a lifetime as a lobsterman without a deeply imbedded kernel of optimism. While that characteristic might not be obvious in everyone, Stonington lobsterman Clayton Joyce would seem to have it in abundance. Until just recently, lobster fishing has been slow. So slow in fact that the much anticipated shortage

  • Rockland boat show shrinks in area but not in scope

    Rockland boat show shrinks in area but not in scope

    ROCKLAND — The 17th edition of the Maine Boat & Home Show held on the waterfront in Harbor Park last weekend was “all in all, terrific,” Saturday’s thunderstorms notwithstanding, John K. Hanson, the show’s chief ringmaster, said Monday. Hanson is the publisher of Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, the magazine which has produced the show

  • Maine Retired Skippers Race set for Saturday

    Maine Retired Skippers Race set for Saturday

    CASTINE — The Maine Retired Skippers Race is scheduled to get underway Saturday afternoon at the entrance to Castine Harbor. It will be the 68th edition of the event aimed at graybeard sailors, or at least sailors of any gender old enough to qualify as old salts. As of Monday morning, 12 boats had signed

  • China’s imports of U.S. seafood plummet

    China’s imports of U.S. seafood plummet

    ELLSWORTH — Maine lobstermen didn’t need Monday’s stock market collapse to know that the trade war between China and the United States is taking a heavy economic toll. According to economic data first reported in Undercurrent News, since China imposed tariffs of 25 percent on U.S. seafood in retaliation for tariffs imposed on Chinese exports

  • Silent Maid wins truncated Castine Classic Race

    Silent Maid wins truncated Castine Classic Race

    CASTINE — Silent Maid, a 39-foot Barnegat Bay catboat, built in 2009 and sailed by Peter Kellogg, took home the bacon last Thursday in the 20th annual Castine Classic Yacht Race. Sponsored by the Castine Yacht Club, the race down Penobscot Bay to Camden led off three days of classic boat racing, culminating in the

  • Lobster boats will race at Winter Harbor

    Lobster boats will race at Winter Harbor

    WINTER HARBOR — The 55th annual Winter Harbor Lobster Festival this Saturday will feature plenty of the eponymous crustaceans to eat, lots of arts and crafts to see and what should be a stupendous set of lobster boat races on the waters off Schoodic Point. With two special twists, this year’s Winter Harbor Lobster Boat

  • Lecture scheduled at Shaw Institute Aug. 14

    BLUE HILL — The Shaw Institute will host a talk by paleontologist Gerta Keller, the institute’s 2019 Distinguished Environmental Speaker, titled “Dinosaur Wars: Extinction by Asteroid or Volcanism?” on Wednesday, Aug. 14, as part of its 2019 Environmental Speaker Series “Planet In Crisis: Agents of Change.” The lecture starts at 6 p.m., following a 5:30

  • Maine Boat & Home show opening in Rockland

    Maine Boat & Home show opening in Rockland

    ROCKLAND — A sure sign of summer’s advance toward autumn, the 17th annual edition of the Maine Boat & Home Show will open Friday, Aug. 9, and occupy the Rockland waterfront through Sunday, Aug. 11. The show is the largest of its kind north of Newport, R.I., and this year, there will be more than

  • NOAA plans meetings to get input on whale protection rules

    NOAA plans meetings to get input on whale protection rules

    ELLSWORTH — Lobstermen will have the chance to tell federal fisheries authorities just what they think about proposed whale protection rules that could force Maine fishermen to remove half of their buoy lines from the water. NOAA Fisheries is about to begin the rulemaking process to change the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan. The

  • Scoping session set for Goose Cove lease

    Scoping session set for Goose Cove lease

    TRENTON — A shellfish harvester and oyster farmer with a history of stirring up controversy has filed a draft application with the Department of Marine Resources for a 20-year, five-acre lease to grow oysters and clams just below the intertidal zone of Goose Cove. Last April, DMR accepted a draft application from Joe Porada and