Waterfront

  • Southwest Harbor Rendezvous set for Saturday

    Southwest Harbor Rendezvous set for Saturday

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Friendship sloops from along the New England coast will converge on Southwest Harbor for the 26th annual Southwest Harbor Rendezvous on Saturday. The gathering features a “friendly” race that starts between Clark Point and Greening Island and can be easily viewed from the shore. The gettogether is a precursor to the 58th

  • Game wardens crack down  on drunk boating, violations

    Game wardens crack down on drunk boating, violations

    ELLSWORTH — Don’t drink and drive anything, including your boat. That was the central message of Operation Dry Water, which wrapped up recently in Maine. The effort was part of a nationwide law enforcement campaign to curb drinking and boating. With temperatures in the 80s, many Mainers and visitors were hitting the water and game wardens

  • Moosabec Reach races are a speed extravaganza

    Moosabec Reach races are a speed extravaganza

    JONESPORT — Fishermen probably have been racing lobster boats on Moosabec Reach for as long as there were two of them moored between Beals Island and Jonesport but almost certainly never so many at one time as last Saturday. Historically, the Moosabec Reach Lobster Boat Races have been held, in most years at least, on

  • Invasive plant watchers gird for Eurasian milfoil

    Invasive plant watchers gird for Eurasian milfoil

    ELLSWORTH — Last week’s confirmation of the discovery of aggressive Eurasian water milfoil (Myriophyllum spiactum) on a boat entering a lake in Norway (along with the “alarming” discovery by Maine Department of Environmental Protection staff of a non-native mussel) has put invasive species-watchers in the state on high alert. But Roberta Hill isn’t daunted by

  • Whole Oceans names production head

    Whole Oceans names production head

    BUCKSPORT — Whole Oceans, the company planning to build a salmon farm on the former Verso mill site, announced Monday that Joe McElwee has joined the company as chief production officer. McElwee, an Ireland native, has 36 years of experience across the entire aquaculture industry, including more than 20 years in the design and operation

  • Hospice Regatta adds a third day

    ELLSWORTH — July is here and with it comes news that the 22nd annual Hospice Regatta of Maine has adopted a new format. For the past several years, the event that is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County has encompassed races for several different sailboat classes spread out