Waterfront

  • Court dismissal ends lobster dealer’s potboiler

    Court dismissal ends lobster dealer’s potboiler

    ELLSWORTH — A saga involving allegations of skullduggery by a Mount Desert Island lobster dealer on the waters of Blue Hill Bay reached its final chapter last week in Ellsworth. A Superior Court judge dismissed a single charge against Donald Crabtree of failing to keep required records or not reporting all of his lobster purchases.

  • Dow named Marine Patrol Officer of the Year

    Dow named Marine Patrol Officer of the Year

    Marine Patrol Spc. Sean Dow, a Surry resident who serves as captain of the patrol boat Dirigo II based on Mount Desert Island, received the 2018 Maine Lobstermen’s Association Maine Patrol Officer of the Year Award. He is the son of Hancock residents Peter and Debbie Dow. The award, presented in March at the Maine

  • State of Maine sets sail

    State of Maine sets sail

    CASTINE — The Maine Maritime Academy training ship State of Maine sailed from Castine last Thursday carrying some 246 MMA students, and about 50 support staff, faculty and crew on a training cruise to five European ports. The ship is scheduled to return to Castine July 14.

  • Work at city marina wraps up

    Work at city marina wraps up

    ELLSWORTH — Work is well under way on replacing nine pilings at the Harbor Park and Marina that suffered severe ice damage over the winter. The harbor will officially open on May 15, said Harbormaster Adam Wilson, and work on the pilings should be finished on Wednesday. Slips will be installed throughout the week next

  • Coast Guard, NOAA step up their whale protection effort

    Coast Guard, NOAA step up their whale protection effort

    ELLSWORTH — The onset of spring means that endangered North Atlantic right whales, humpback whales and other marine mammals will soon be working their way northward through the Gulf of Maine. Last week, the Coast Guard announced that units from its First District in New England would join a stronger effort by the National Oceanic

  • Blue Hill research institute gets a name change

    BLUE HILL — Meeting in New York City last month, the trustees of the Marine & Environmental Research Institute unanimously approved a change of name to the Shaw Institute to acknowledge the organization’s founder, Susan Shaw. An environmental health scientist, marine toxicologist and professor of public health, Shaw has pioneered high-impact environmental research on ocean

  • MDI skippers have hot hands in cold waters

    MDI skippers have hot hands in cold waters

    PORTLAND — The weather Saturday was glorious — sunny, warm and breezy — perfect conditions for high school sailboat racing along the Maine coast. Mount Desert Island High School sailing coach John Macauley took a team of 10 young sailors down to Portland Harbor Saturday morning for a day of team racing hosted by Cheverus

  • Dealer sentenced for illegal elver trafficking

    Dealer sentenced for illegal elver trafficking

    PORTLAND — After an investigation lasting more than five years, U.S. District Court Judge Jon D. Levy sentenced Woolwich elver dealer William Sheldon to serve six months in federal prison and three years of supervised release for illegally trafficking in the juvenile eels over a period of four years beginning in 2011. In addition, Sheldon

  • DMR offers rule to help fishmongers

    DMR offers rule to help fishmongers

    AUGUSTA — Ever wonder whether those fancy lobster tails displayed on ice in fish markets around the state came from legal-sized lobsters? You are not alone. The folks who run the fish markets couldn’t tell whether those tails were legal, so they asked the Department of Marine Resources for help. Last week, DMR proposed a