Waterfront

  • Frenchman Bay eyed for salmon, cod farm

    Frenchman Bay eyed for salmon, cod farm

    GOULDSBORO — A company with its roots in Norway is scheduled to make a presentation of its plans to establish a large salmon and cod farming operation in Frenchman Bay at the meeting of the Gouldsboro selectmen scheduled for 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15. On its website, American Aquafarms describes a “closed pen” fish

  • Strahan driven by his “duty”

    Strahan driven by his “duty”

    Editor’s Note: To many federal and state fisheries managers and most people in the lobster industry, the name Max Strahan conjures images of a fanatic determined to put an end to lobster fishing in the name of saving endangered right whales from extinction. Over more than two decades, Strahan has filed several federal lawsuits aimed at

  • Rice marks 40-plus years on the job

    Rice marks 40-plus years on the job

    GOULDSBORO – Thursday, Oct. 8 is National Harbormaster Appreciation Day and few harbormasters have had more opportunity to earn the appreciation of the community they serve than Gouldsboro’s Dana Rice Sr. Rice oversees the town’s six busy harbors and, after more than 40 years on the job, he’s busier than ever. Rice’s territory covers all the

  • Gouldsboro lobster buying station and wharf are sold

    Gouldsboro lobster buying station and wharf are sold

    GOULDSBORO — It took less than an hour last Wednesday for Tranzon Auction Properties to sell Gouldsboro Enterprise’s South Gouldsboro property, comprising a lobster buying station, 65-foot wharf, lobster pound, two-story home and a .09-acre parcel of land, for $380,000 to Hal Harlan of Indianapolis, Ind. The previous owner was Melinda Boumans who bought the business

  • Aquaculture industry qualifies for relief

    Aquaculture industry qualifies for relief

    ELLSWORTH — If it wasn’t clear before last week, there’s a big election just a few weeks away. Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it was releasing some $530 million appropriated by Congress last March under the CARES Act to assist the beleaguered U.S. seafood industry and fishermen damaged by retaliatory

  • Graham Lake water levels plummet

    Graham Lake water levels plummet

    ELLSWORTH — Nearly five years into the process of renewing the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission license for its Graham Lake and Leonard Lake dams, Black Bear Hydro seems no closer to solving the issue of fluctuating water levels in Graham Lake than when the process began. Earlier this month, shoreland owners reported that the water

  • Plane may have run out of gas before crashing

    Plane may have run out of gas before crashing

    SURRY — The preliminary report released by the National Transportation Safety Board on the crash of an airplane into Morgan Bay last month suggests that the plane may have run out of fuel. Late on the afternoon of Monday, Aug. 17, a small, bright yellow airplane made a crash landing off the beach on the

  • Schooner Heritage skippers honored on retirement

    Schooner Heritage skippers honored on retirement

    ROCKLAND — Surrounded by fellow windjammer captains, crew and friends, Captains Doug and Linda Lee recently received an award from the Maine Windjammer Association honoring their combined 100 years of windjamming experience. Offering their highest honor — the Lifetime Appreciation Award — captains and crew of the Maine Windjammer Association fleet applauded the Lees for