• MDI: Sailing season Winds Down

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island High School sailing team wrapped up its spring 2009 season with their intersquad regatta on June 4, the Robinson Cup. The Robinson Cup was named after a former MDI sailing coach who donated the cup to be given to the MDI High School sailor who prevails on a

  • Local Shipwrecks Featured in Biolab Talk

    BAR HARBOR — The Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory, Acadia National Park, and Friends of Acadia are co-sponsoring the Acadia Science Seminar series to highlight ongoing research in the park. It starts Saturday, June 20, when Franklin Price, a visiting adjunct professor at East Carolina University, talks about his work inventorying shipwrecks around Acadia National

  • Thar She Blows

    AUGUSTA — On June 4, Gov. John Baldacci signed legislation opening the way for experimental energy projects located in the Gulf of Maine. On June 5, Gov. Baldacci traveled to Washington, D.C. to promote Maine as a suitable location for federal tests on offshore wind energy. The process of applying for a permit to install

  • Amendment 16 Final Rule

    PORTLAND — The New England Fishery Management Council (NEFMC) will hold a meeting on June 22 through 25at the Holiday Inn by the Bay, 88 Spring Street in Portland. Following a review of recommendations from its Groundfish and Recreational Advisory Panels, the council will review the public comments received on Amendment 16 to the Northeast

  • Pearl Now Graces Bermuda

    TREMONT — The Classic Boat Shop has built 25 Pisces 21s since the company first went into business in 1996. The most recent Pisces to hit the water, Pearl, is the first to be delivered overseas. The process was a convoluted issue involving shipping her via a container ship and navigating the red tape of

  • MDI Holds Cup Lead

    CASTINE — Mount Desert Island High School’s quest to win its third straight Welles Cup was put on hold on May 20, but not by the George Stevens Academy sailing team. Sailing in the first round of the team racing regatta in Southwest Harbor, the Trojans took a slim lead over their Blue Hill rivals.

  • Greenlaw Convicted

    ST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland — An American fishing captain known for her depiction in the book “The Perfect Storm” and the film on which it was based, and her own series of fiction and non-fiction books, has been convicted in a St. John’s courtroom of illegally fishing in Canadian waters. Linda Greenlaw maintained that when a

  • Scanty Landings, Low Price Make for Slow Start to Lobstering

    JONESPORT — It’s the beginning of June, the lobster catch is poor and the price is worse. Steve Peabody, manager of the lobster cooperative serving Beals and Jonesport, said he was paying fishermen $3.25 per pound for hardshell lobsters, $1.75 per pound less than at the same time last year. If that wasn’t bad enough,

  • Island Girl Goes 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 the finishing touches. The boat is a modification of the standard MLP 30 design. “We stretched it 3 feet off of our original design,

  • DMR Recommends Scallop Closures

    AUGUSTA – 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, Mr. Lapointe sent the DMR Scallop Advisory Council (SAC) a memo describing seven