Waterfront

  • Body identified as missing Thomaston clammer

    ELLSWORTH — A body recovered in Long Cove on Monday has been identified as Paul Benner of Thomaston. The Marine Patrol had been searching the area for Benner, who was reported missing a little before 11 p.m. on Jan. 4. He had been digging clams in Long Cove earlier that evening. Benner’s body was discovered

  • Body identified as missing Thomaston clammer

    ELLSWORTH — A body recovered in the Knox County village of Tenants Harbor on Monday has been identified as Paul Benner of Thomaston. The Marine Patrol had been searching the area for Benner, who was reported missing a little before 11 p.m. on Jan. 4. He had been digging clams in Long Cove earlier that

  • Seminar on NOAA chart Jan. 13

    BANGOR — The Penobscot Bay Sail and Power Squadron will host a seminar on the use and interpretation of NOAA Chart Number 1 on Saturday, Jan. 13, from 4-6 p.m. at the Sea Dog restaurant in Bangor. A social and meeting will follow the seminar. All materials will be provided. The cost is $13 for

  • DMR sets hearing on elver quotas

    DMR sets hearing on elver quotas

    ELLSWORTH — With the arrival of the new year, the Department of Marine Resources will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, Jan. 17, on its proposed allocation of individual elver landings quotas for the 2018 season that begins March 22. The total annual quota allocated to Maine by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission is

  • Bills to address commercial license glitches

    ELLSWORTH — The Legislature’s Joint Committee on Marine Resources will meet next Wednesday for hearings on three bills aimed at fine-tuning the state’s commercial fishing license system. One bill, LD1652, would allow the Department of Marine Resources to set up a limited entry system for shrimp fishermen in any year when the Atlantic States Marine

  • DMR extends search for shrimp boat

    DMR extends search for shrimp boat

    ELLSWORTH — The Department of Marine Resources extended the deadline and sweetened the deal in the hope of attracting applications to participate in its 2018 Northern Shrimp Cooperative Winter Sampling program. DMR was offering up to $2,500 in pay for a shrimp trawler to collect shrimp samples off the Midcoast, starting about Jan. 29. The

  • Cancer claims master diver Andy Mays

    Cancer claims master diver Andy Mays

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Andy Mays died Dec. 28 of an aggressive cancer he had battled for several years. He was a master scallop diver deeply involved with Department of Marine Resources research and management work as well as his own harvesting. He was one of Mount Desert Island’s most trusted commercial divers, too. During his

  • New Marine Patrol officers graduate from academy

    New Marine Patrol officers graduate from academy

    New Marine Patrol Officers Jonathan Varnum and Alex Hebert graduated from the Maine Criminal Justice Academy on Dec. 15. Both officers began working in the field earlier in 2017 after completing the academy’s Pre-Service Program and returned to complete the 18-week Basic Law Enforcement Training Program. Varnum serves in the Gouldsboro patrol area while Hebert