Waterfront

  • Rachel Irene, Wild Wild West win at Bass Harbor boat races

    Rachel Irene, Wild Wild West win at Bass Harbor boat races

    TREMONT — Sun-baked racers looked as red as the cooked version of their daily catch once prizes were doled out at the 8th Annual Bass Harbor Lobster Boat Races on Sunday. Cameron Crawford’s 1,000-plus horsepower Wild Wild West was the winner in the diesel free-for-all category and the overall “Fastest Lobster Boat” competition, but didn’t

  • Summer regatta series begins on Branch Lake

    ELLSWORTH — While many saltwater yacht clubs are still fine-tuning their racing calendars, the summer sailing regatta series on Branch Lake is scheduled to get under way this Sunday with the start scheduled for 1 p.m. The weekly regatta is held Sunday afternoons starting this weekend and continuing through the last Sunday in August. Unlike

  • DMR sets up lottery for new scallop licenses

    DMR sets up lottery for new scallop licenses

    ELLSWORTH — Like Maine scallops but don’t want to pay $19 a pound or more? Feeling lucky? Come winter, maybe you can go catch your own. This week, the Department of Marine Resources announced the final terms for two newly established lotteries for scallop fishing licenses. One lottery is for dragger licenses, the other for

  • Belfast fish farm hires first Maine employees

    Belfast fish farm hires first Maine employees

    BELFAST — Nordic Aquafarms, the company that plans to build a land-based salmon farm near the Little River in Belfast, has hired its first two employees in Maine, according to a recent statement from company CEO Erik Heim. The new employees are Carter Cyr, hired as production manager, and David Noyes, hired as chief technology

  • DEP warns of Eurasian milfoil invasion

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine Department of Environmental Protection has confirmed the discovery of Eurasian water milfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) on a boat entering Pennesseewassee Lake in Norway and is urging boaters to clean, drain and dry boats and anchor lines and fishing gear before and after launching in Maine waters. The plant was discovered May 31

  • Schoodic Marine Center opens improved facilities

    Schoodic Marine Center opens improved facilities

    WINTER HARBOR — As the summer season goes into high gear, tourists and local and seasonal residents boarding and disembarking from the two ferries and other vessels will find improved and expanded facilities at the Schoodic Marine Center. Located off Sargent Street, at the head of Henry Cove, Schoodic Institute’s marina complex now features a

  • Bass Harbor lobster boat races set for Sunday

    Bass Harbor lobster boat races set for Sunday

    TREMONT — Sign up early to get into the eighth annual Lobster Boat Races in Bass Harbor on Sunday, but try not to be too upset about your prize. “The slowest boat here could end up with the best prize,” said race coordinator and fisherman Wayne “Cooly” Rich. “We do it a bit differently.” Registration