Waterfront

  • Keeping a friendly border safe is serious business

    Keeping a friendly border safe is serious business

    EASTPORT — Even in this era of escalating tariffs and heated rhetoric, it’s hard to think of Canada as anything but a friendly neighbor. That’s especially true in Maine where, for generations, people have crossed the border freely, sometimes several times a day, to commute between home and work or to visit with family. Cross-border

  • Regulators deny increase in elver quota

    Regulators deny increase in elver quota

    ELLSWORTH — Fisheries regulators voted last week to freeze Maine’s annual landings quota for elvers at its current level, but approved an additional 200-pound quota just for aquaculture. Maine asked to increase its quota by 20 percent, from the current level of 9,688 pounds to 11,749. Department of Marine Resources Commissioner Patrick Keliher cited the

  • Rockland boat show draws a big crowd

    ROCKLAND — Innovation? Luxury? A great pastrami sandwich? All were on display and, at least in the case of the sandwich, reasonably obtainable, at last weekend’s Maine Boat & Home Show on the waterfront in Rockland. Sponsored by Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors magazine, the show, which brought elegant power and sailboats from custom and

  • Wild Wild West has wild wild weekend

    Wild Wild West has wild wild weekend

    WINTER HARBOR — In conjunction with its annual Lobster Festival, Winter Harbor has been hosting lobster boat races for 54 years, but somehow the event never seems to get old. Last Saturday morning, 96 boats signed up for the races and, by the time the day was through, there were some remarkably close finishes and

  • 67th Retired Skippers Race set for Saturday

    67th Retired Skippers Race set for Saturday

    CASTINE — Sixty-eight years after two old salts, one from Stonington the other from Bucksport, climbed aboard a couple of sailboats to settle the question of which of the towns produced “real” sailormen, a fleet of perhaps a dozen boats will sail Saturday, weather allowing, in the 67th edition of the Maine Retired Skippers Race.

  • Maine boats featured in weekend boat show

    Maine boats featured in weekend boat show

    ROCKLAND — Whether it’s to look at boats, or to look for a boat to buy, the 16th annual Maine Boat & Home Show on the Rockland waterfront is the place to be this weekend. The three-day show opens Friday morning and runs through Sunday afternoon. Billed as the largest in-the-water boat show north of

  • Blue Hill yacht club to host regatta

    BLUE HILL – The Kollegewidgwok Yacht Club will host the two-day Nevin Cup regatta this weekend on Sunday Aug. 12, and Monday, Aug. 13. The Nevin Cup is a series of two races held on consecutive days for Atlantic class sloops and cruising sailboats that honors the memory of Paul Nevin, an early KYC offshore

  • Eggemoggin Reach Regatta draws large fleet

    Eggemoggin Reach Regatta draws large fleet

    BROOKLIN — The Eggemoggin Reach Regatta for wooden boats always draws a large fleet of interesting and attractive boats. This year, 105 vessels came to the starting line, 11 more than last year and, no surprise, most of them were interesting, attractive, or both. Again the scratch boat, Richard Schotte’s Isobel, launched by Brooklin Boat