• Ship Shape

    BAR HARBOR — The Holland America cruise ship Maasdam kicks off the cruise ship season in Bar Harbor. She is schedule to visit 15 more times this year, next on Friday May 29.   Click here for a complete schedule of cruise ship visits.

  • GSA, MDI Sailors Square Off in Welles Cup Regatta

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A long, successful season of high school sailing is about to come to an end as the George Stevens Academy Eagles and the Mount Desert Island High School Trojans meet this week in the home-and-home Welles Cup regatta. With the first leg scheduled for yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon in Southwest Harbor and the

  • Maine Gets $2 Million in Red Tide Disaster Relief Funds from NOAA

    HALLOWELL — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will be sending Maine a $2 million check to help the state’s shellfish industry recover from the effects of last year’s catastrophic outbreak of red tide. The money is part of $5 million in federal disaster aid that will be distributed to Maine, New Hampshire and

  • MMA Training Ship Under Way

    SEARSPORT — With engine repairs now completed, the State of Maine finally sailed from Searsport Monday morning, 12 days after leaving Castine and five days after its scheduled arrival at its first port.

  • DMR Recommends Closed Areas for Coming Winter’s Scallop Season

    HALLOWELL — Scallop fishing season is still a long way off, but Department of Marine Resources (DMR) Commissioner George Lapointe is making sure that harvesters have plenty of time to consider where they will be able to fish come winter. Last week, Lapointe sent the DMR Scallop Advisory Council (SAC) a memo describing seven areas

  • Island Girl Sets Sights on Home

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A.W. Pettegrow, Inc. bids farewell to Island Girl, as she is ready for delivery. The 33-foot sport fishing boat heads to Beach Haven, N.J. this week after getting her finishing touches.