Waterfront

  • Islesford fisherman bags two giant bluefin tuna

    Islesford fisherman bags two giant bluefin tuna

    ISLESFORD — Bluefin tuna are one of the premier gamefish found in the Gulf of Maine and, throughout the summer and fall, a fleet of charter boats carries sportfishermen to the deep waters far offshore to hunt the giant fish. Bluefin tuna aren’t an easy prey. Experienced anglers can spend night after night on the

  • MMA Ship Jump a longstanding tradition

    MMA Ship Jump a longstanding tradition

    CASTINE — The annual Ship Jump from the Maine Maritime Academy training ship State of Maine got under way at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26, with MMA President William Brennan taking the first plunge from the deck into the waters of Castine Harbor. The annual Ship Jump is a longstanding tradition for first-year students.

  • Coastal cleanup seeks volunteers

    AUGUSTA — The Maine Coastal Program is looking for volunteers for Maine’s Coastweek Coastal Cleanup, which begins Saturday, Sept. 15, and runs through Saturday, Sept. 22. This year marks the 30th anniversary of one of Maine’s largest volunteer events. With dozens of cleanup locations needing for volunteers, anyone interested in keeping Maine’s coastal shoreline and

  • Lighthouses will be open to public

    Lighthouses will be open to public

    ELLSWORTH — Maine’s iconic coastal sentinels take center stage during the state’s 10th Annual Open Lighthouse Day, Saturday Sept. 8, in locations from Kennebunkport to Lubec. This year, 23 lighthouses, including many not usually open to the public, will welcome visitors with free entry on this one day. This family-friendly event, sponsored jointly by the

  • New great Gatsby is launched in Brooklin

    New great Gatsby is launched in Brooklin

    BROOKLIN — Talented boatbuilders are thick on the ground in Maine and, with a little hunting, it’s almost always possible to find some shop working on an interesting project. It could be a multimillion-dollar sailing yacht or sport fisherman, a commercial lobster boat with a finish that would make any yachtsman happy, a handcrafted wooden

  • Buoy bell thieves range along Maine coast

    Buoy bell thieves range along Maine coast

    ELLSWORTH — From the days when sailing vessels were the primary means of transportation along the Maine coast, mariners have relied on the clang and bang of bell and gong buoys to warn them away from offshore dangers that can sink a vessel that strays from safe waters. Over the past several months, though, nine

  • Sinking boat recovered from Ellsworth Harbor Park

    Sinking boat recovered from Ellsworth Harbor Park

    ELLSWORTH — A recreational boat was successfully recovered from the water after it partially sank while idled at Ellsworth Harbor Park on Thursday morning. At approximately 7 a.m., the Ellsworth Fire Department received a call from a concerned citizen requesting aid at Ellsworth Harbor Park. The caller said a small boat appeared to be sinking

  • Dog days of August spawn slate of DMR regulations

    AUGUSTA — In the middle of August, with Maine’s lobstermen busy landing shedders and Maine’s lobster exporters worried about a trade war with China, the Department of Marine Resources last week published a fistful of new regulations. They cover topics ranging from the minimum size at which wild oysters may be harvested to tightening restrictions