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  • Abbreviated weekend for MMA sailing team

    Abbreviated weekend for MMA sailing team

    CASTINE — The Maine Maritime Academy sailing team was busy last weekend, but not as busy as it hoped. The Mariners traveled to two regattas sailed hundreds of miles apart and both were cut short. Eight big-boat sailors traveled south to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis to race in the McMillan Cup Regatta while

  • Lobster exports decline sharply as tariffs kick in

    Lobster exports decline sharply as tariffs kick in

    ELLSWORTH — Some say trade wars are easy to win, but every war has its casualties. According to trade figures just published by NOAA Fisheries, the lobster industry may be one of them. In June, the United States exported to China nearly 1.6 million pounds of live lobster worth $11.7 million. In July, live lobster

  • Engine shortage slows pace of boatbuilding

    Engine shortage slows pace of boatbuilding

    LAMOINE — Seated behind the desk in his office, boatbuilder Stewart Workman seemed pretty relaxed for a businessman with a big problem that seems to be growing worse. Workman owns SW Boatworks, the builder of some of the most popular boats used in the Maine lobster fleet. The company’s boats, drawn by two iconic Downeast

  • Busy weekend for MMA sailors

    Busy weekend for MMA sailors

    CASTINE — With a new coach taking the helm this fall, the Maine Maritime Academy sailing team has still managed to maintain a busy schedule. Last weekend, six Mariner sailors traveled to Larchmont, N.Y, to race in the Storm Trysail Foundation’s annual Intercollegiate Offshore Regatta. Hosted by the Larchmont Yacht Club, this year’s event drew

  • Talk on soft-shell clams in Lamoine

    LAMOINE — The Lamoine Conservation Commission is hosting a public meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Lamoine Consolidated School. Brian Beal, professor of marine ecology at the University of Maine Machias and director of the marine field station at UMM, will be speaking about his decades-long research on soft-shell clams. Since

  • Seacoast Mission vessel Sunbeam V visits Billings Diesel

    Seacoast Mission vessel Sunbeam V visits Billings Diesel

    STONINGTON — The Maine Seacoast Mission vessel Sunbeam V sailed into Stonington on Thursday, Sept. 13, for the boat’s annual routine maintenance visit to Billings Diesel & Marine. Missing the tide by just 15 minutes, the Sunbeam V waited until the next day to be hauled out of the water at the shipyard located, appropriately,

  • Bagaduce River gets another oyster farm

    Bagaduce River gets another oyster farm

    PENOBSCOT — Some people like their oysters dressed with just a squirt of lemon juice. Some people prefer a mignonette with wine vinegar and shallots. In Penobscot, the choice may well be hot sauce. Late last month, Department of Marine Resources Commissioner Patrick Keliher signed off on a 10-year aquaculture lease that will allow the