Waterfront

  • Kingfish Maine seeks DEP discharge permit

    JONESPORT — Kingfish Maine, the company that plans to build a high-tech land-based recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) on a 94-acre site in Jonesport, has notified townspeople of its plan to file an application for a Maine Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (MPDES) Permit with the state Department of Environmental Protection within the next month. The company,

  • Hospice Regatta a success despite fog and COVID-19

    Hospice Regatta a success despite fog and COVID-19

    MOUNT DESERT — Neither fog on the water nor the fog of a world-changing pandemic could put a stop to the annual Hospice Regatta, sailed last weekend in and around the waters of Mount Desert Island’s Great Harbor. In its 24th year, the principal fundraiser of the Hospice Volunteers of Hancock County attracted dozens of

  • MMA training ship departs

    MMA training ship departs

    CASTINE — The training ship State of Maine headed away from the Castine dock on Friday morning, five days after residents raised concerns at a selectmen’s meeting about sewage effluent, pollution and noise from the docked ship. The ship will dock at the Sprague Terminal in Searsport on Friday, said Maine Maritime Academy President William

  • Pandemic alters racing calendar

    Pandemic alters racing calendar

    BROOKLIN — Since its start in 1985, the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta has grown into the highlight of Maine’s summer yacht racing season. For nearly 30 years, the WoodenBoat School has served as the base for the race’s shoreside activities: a gathering place for crew members joining boats in the racing fleet anchored off the school’s

  • Hospice Regatta leads off summer’s regatta season

    Hospice Regatta leads off summer’s regatta season

    MOUNT DESERT — The 24th Annual Hospice Regatta of Maine gets underway this Friday. As in the past several years, the regatta will feature races for several different sailboat classes and several Mount Desert Island sailing organizations will help with the logistics. There will, however, be at least two major differences from the regattas of

  • Noise from academy training ship upsets Castine residents

    Noise from academy training ship upsets Castine residents

    CASTINE — Town selectmen voted 2-1 on Monday evening to give Maine Maritime Academy 30 days to come into compliance with the town’s noise ordinance or face fines of $100 per day after several residents complained about noise and vibrations from the school’s docked training ship. Asheesh Misra, who lives nearby, said he’d only felt

  • Trump signs executive order to aid lobster industry

    Trump signs executive order to aid lobster industry

    ELLSWORTH — A President known for surprises came up with a doozy Wednesday afternoon. President Donald Trump signed an executive order directing U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to provide financial assistance to members of the lobster industry — about 80 percent of which is based in Maine — who “continue to be harmed by

  • Testing partnership makes way for MMA “cruise”

    Testing partnership makes way for MMA “cruise”

    CASTINE — A partnership with The Jackson Laboratory and Guilford-based Puritan Medical Products is making it possible for graduating Maine Maritime Academy seniors to participate in a pier-side training exercise aboard the school’s training ship State of Maine. In May, the academy’s leaders announced the normal summer training cruises would have to be canceled. But