Waterfront

  • Outlier a modern racer drawing on tradition

    Outlier a modern racer drawing on tradition

    BROOKLIN — Nineteenth century newspaper editor Horace Greely is credited with advising young men in search of fame and fortune to “Go West!” Nowadays, the advice to a man who already has the fortune but wants the fame that comes with winning prestigious sailing races would likely be “Go North and go to Brooklin Boat

  • Lobster co-op, lobster town get working waterfront grants

    Lobster co-op, lobster town get working waterfront grants

    STONINGTON — There’s good news from Augusta for two Downeast towns. Last week, the Land for Maine’s Future Board announced funding for six projects that will help protect and sustain the state’s dwindling working waterfront resources. Two of the projects are in eastern Maine. The Stonington Lobster Co-op has received a preliminary allocation of $216,250

  • Herring cuts another headache for lobstermen

    Herring cuts another headache for lobstermen

    ELLSWORTH — Maine lobstermen are catching it coming and going, but the “it” ain’t lobsters. Last month, the lobster industry found itself confronted with a demand from federal fisheries regulators that it reduce the risk it posed to endangered right whales by 60 percent and began the arduous task of figuring out how to remove

  • KYC sailor wins Bermuda One-Two race

    BLUE HILL – Roger Shepley’s Omega 42 sailboat Seriana has been a familiar sight at its summer mooring off Kollegewidgwok Yacht Club in Blue Hill harbor and it is becoming a familiar sight at the top of the biennial Bermuda One-Two ocean race fleet. The race encompasses a singlehanded sail from Newport, R.I. to St.

  • Lobster boat racing is underway

    Lobster boat racing is underway

    ELLSWORTH — Summer is still a few days away, but last weekend the sights and sounds of summer roiled the waters of Boothbay Harbor and Rockland as Maine’s summer lobster boat racing season got underway. Boothbay Harbor is the traditional opening venue and by Friday night more than two dozen boats from along the Maine

  • Oyster farm withdraws  from Bagaduce lease

    Oyster farm withdraws from Bagaduce lease

    PENOBSCOT — The contentious, drawn-out battle over an aquaculture lease in the Bagaduce River came to an apparent end Monday afternoon when Taunton Bay Oyster Co. President Michael Briggs emailed the Department of Marine Resources and asked the agency to “terminate the entire lease immediately.” The reason Briggs offered in his two-line email directed “to

  • Salt Pond oyster lease scoping session set

    Salt Pond oyster lease scoping session set

    BLUE HILL — A longtime oyster farmer wants to expand his operations in the Salt Pond by nearly 50 percent and has filed an application with the Department of Marine Resources for a 20-year standard aquaculture lease covering 7.25 acres divided between two tracts near Carlton Island. DMR has scheduled a scoping session on the

  • Rockweed is topic of Brooksville talk

    Rockweed is topic of Brooksville talk

    BROOKSVILLE — Robin Hadlock Seeley will speak on “The Key Role of the Rockweed Forest and the Intertidal Zone” at 7 p.m. Tuesday June 25 at the Reversing Falls Sanctuary, 818 Bagaduce Road in Brooksville. Seeley’s multimedia presentation will address the role of rockweed in the nearshore ecosystem and the sustainability of commercial harvesting in

  • Brooklin students launch skiff after winter of labor

    Brooklin students launch skiff after winter of labor

    BROOKLIN — Driving into this tiny town at the eastern corner of the Blue Hill Peninsula, a roadside sign welcomes visitors to “the boatbuilding capital of the world,” and with good reason. In addition to its several world-class boatbuilders, the community has adopted a commitment to maintaining its traditional connection to the sea. For the

  • Lobster boat racing season is here

    Lobster boat racing season is here

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine lobster boat racing season gets underway this weekend, but however the season goes, it just won’t be the same. Racing begins Saturday, June 15, in Boothbay Harbor and moves up to Penobscot Bay on Sunday, June 16, but two of the most iconic figures in Maine lobster boat racing — Galen

  • State of the Science Conference set for UMaine-Machias

    MACHIAS — Big science is coming to Downeast Maine next week. On Monday and Tuesday, June 17 and 18, the Eastern Maine Coastal Current Collaborative (EM3C) will host a State of the Science Conference at the University of Maine at Machias. The conference will discuss ecosystem-based fisheries management in eastern Maine and will bring together