Waterfront

  • Downeast Regatta is scheduled for Castine

    Downeast Regatta is scheduled for Castine

    CASTINE — The 21st annual Downeast Fleet Racing Invitational Regatta, sponsored by George Stevens Academy, gets underway this weekend with a forecast of morning showers and brisk winds on Saturday, clouds on Sunday and mild weather throughout. Maine Maritime Academy hosts the event, furnishes the 420 dinghies used for racing and provides staffing and auxiliary

  • Sen. Collins, Navy secretary speak at 76th MMA commencement

    Sen. Collins, Navy secretary speak at 76th MMA commencement

    CASTINE — Commencement ceremonies are always a big deal, but Maine Maritime Academy’s 76th annual commencement last Saturday featured an all-star cast. About 193 students marched at commencement, held in MMA’s Alexander Field House, including candidates for Associate of Science, Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees. As usual, proud parents, grandparents, spouses and

  • Conservation groups take Ellsworth dam fight to DEP

    Conservation groups take Ellsworth dam fight to DEP

    ELLSWORTH — Two conservation organizations have opened another front in their relicensing battle with the owners of the Ellsworth hydropower dam. At issue is how to protect the Union River ecosystem. Late last month, the Downeast Salmon Federation and the Conservation Law Foundation filed a joint request with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection for

  • Classic wooden boat race adds classy element

    Classic wooden boat race adds classy element

    BROOKLIN — Throughout the classic sailboat world, especially in New England, the first Saturday in August is synonymous with the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta. Founders Steve White and his Brooklin Boatyard partner Frank Hunt saw the race, first sailed in 1985 with a fleet of just 13 boats, as a chance for wooden boat owners to

  • Some whale protection rules on hold

    Some whale protection rules on hold

    AUGUSTA — Inshore lobstermen will get a break when the federal government adopts new whale protection rules, but it remains to be seen for how long. On Thursday, May 2, Department of Marine Resources Commissioner Patrick Keliher announced on the DMR website that the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission will delay imposing any whale protection

  • High school sailing season nears fever pitch

    High school sailing season nears fever pitch

    PORTLAND — The Maine Maritime Academy commencement scheduled for Saturday morning puts an end to the spring college regatta season, but high school sailing is boiling at full speed. Last weekend, the Mount Desert Island High School sailing team traveled to Portland Saturday morning for the Portland High School team race regatta at SailMaine near

  • Marine Patrol promotes Dow

    Marine Patrol promotes Dow

    LAMOINE — Troy Dow, who has served as a Marine Patrol sergeant in Downeast Maine for nine years, has been promoted to lieutenant of Division II, which covers the area between Stockton Springs and the Canadian border. Lt. Dow takes over for Jay Carroll, who was recently promoted to colonel and head of the Marine

  • Huge fleet registered for small boat regatta

    Huge fleet registered for small boat regatta

    BROOKLIN — Summer may seem a long ways off with brisk winds at the beginning of May making temperatures in the 40s feel even colder than they are, but summer really is just around the corner, even if the street seems long. Last week, the organizers of the annual Small Reach Regatta announced that registration

  • Marine Patrol gets a new Sergeant

    Marine Patrol gets a new Sergeant

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — It’s been a busy spring for the Maine Marine Patrol. Last month, Col. Jay Carroll replaced Col Jon Cornish, who retired after 34 years in the service, as chief of the Marine Patrol. At the end of this week, the patrol’s second in command, Maj. Rene Cloutier, will retire. His replacement has

  • Lobster  union fires co-op CEO

    Lobster union fires co-op CEO

    TRENTON — The Maine Lobster Union, Lobster 207, has fired longtime lobster dealer Warren Pettegrow as chief executive officer of its wholesale lobster co-op. The firing was announced in an April 13 letter from the union’s executive board addressed to union members. The board also called a May 5 membership meeting at the Elks Lodge