Waterfront

  • Maritime Film Festival looks for entrants

    BUCKSPORT — The International Maritime Film Festival is seeking submissions for its upcoming cinema event. The International Maritime Film Festival is a juried contest for films celebrating the heritage, spirit of adventure and ingenuity of boats and waterborne pursuits. The organizers say that the festival “is the premier event for maritime-themed film making.” Now in

  • High water, high-tech failure lead to flooding

    High water, high-tech failure lead to flooding

    ELLSWORTH — A defective electronic sensor, melting snow and heavy rain last week led to the high water flows in the Union River that flooded Shore Road last week and through the weekend. On Tuesday night last week, a submerged electronic transducer that monitors water levels at the Graham Lake dam failed, Samantha Edwards, a

  • Coast Guard rescues four off Eastport

    Coast Guard rescues four off Eastport

    ELLSWORTH – The Coast Guard rescued four people Tuesday after a 14-foot skiff capsized in Deep Cove near Eastport, sending five people into the 39-degree water. A Good Samaritan called 911 at about 2 p.m. to report the capsize and said four people were in the water in need of rescue and a fifth had

  • Funding woes afflict data-gathering buoys

    ORONO — The University of Maine’s network of data-gathering buoys in the Gulf of Maine isn’t what it used to be, according to the man in charge. Neal Pettigrew, professor of oceanography, heads the Physical Oceanography Group in the School of Marine Sciences, which designed and built the buoys and deployed them in 2001. At

  • DOT eyes higher ferry fares

    TREMONT — The price of walking onto the Maine State Ferry Service’s Captain Henry Lee and riding between Bass Harbor and Swan’s Island or Frenchboro would go up March 28 under a “rate adjustment” proposed by the Maine Department of Transportation, which operates the ferry service. A hearing on the proposal is set for Tuesday,

  • Taunton Bay aquaculture hearing gets quick results

    Taunton Bay aquaculture hearing gets quick results

    HANCOCK — What happens if the Department of Marine Resources holds a public hearing on an aquaculture lease application and no one shows up? Sometimes the outcome is a lightning quick decision. That’s just what happened after a Jan. 18 DMR hearing in Hancock on an application by the Taunton Bay Oyster Co. for a