Waterfront

  • Wild Wild West has wild wild weekend

    Wild Wild West has wild wild weekend

    WINTER HARBOR — In conjunction with its annual Lobster Festival, Winter Harbor has been hosting lobster boat races for 54 years, but somehow the event never seems to get old. Last Saturday morning, 96 boats signed up for the races and, by the time the day was through, there were some remarkably close finishes and

  • 67th Retired Skippers Race set for Saturday

    67th Retired Skippers Race set for Saturday

    CASTINE — Sixty-eight years after two old salts, one from Stonington the other from Bucksport, climbed aboard a couple of sailboats to settle the question of which of the towns produced “real” sailormen, a fleet of perhaps a dozen boats will sail Saturday, weather allowing, in the 67th edition of the Maine Retired Skippers Race.

  • Maine boats featured in weekend boat show

    Maine boats featured in weekend boat show

    ROCKLAND — Whether it’s to look at boats, or to look for a boat to buy, the 16th annual Maine Boat & Home Show on the Rockland waterfront is the place to be this weekend. The three-day show opens Friday morning and runs through Sunday afternoon. Billed as the largest in-the-water boat show north of

  • Blue Hill yacht club to host regatta

    BLUE HILL – The Kollegewidgwok Yacht Club will host the two-day Nevin Cup regatta this weekend on Sunday Aug. 12, and Monday, Aug. 13. The Nevin Cup is a series of two races held on consecutive days for Atlantic class sloops and cruising sailboats that honors the memory of Paul Nevin, an early KYC offshore

  • Eggemoggin Reach Regatta draws large fleet

    Eggemoggin Reach Regatta draws large fleet

    BROOKLIN — The Eggemoggin Reach Regatta for wooden boats always draws a large fleet of interesting and attractive boats. This year, 105 vessels came to the starting line, 11 more than last year and, no surprise, most of them were interesting, attractive, or both. Again the scratch boat, Richard Schotte’s Isobel, launched by Brooklin Boat

  • Watching the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta aboard Amity

    Watching the Eggemoggin Reach Regatta aboard Amity

    Recollection BROOKLIN — Browsing through a boating magazine recently, I saw yacht broker’s listing for Amity with a photograph — the one that appears above — showing the handsome Friendship sloop under sail. Although the hull was black, it was unmistakably the same boat I sailed on nearly 30 years ago with her owner, James

  • Fish kill observed at Union River Dam

    Fish kill observed at Union River Dam

    ELLSWORTH — A fish kill event was observed July 27 at the Union River Dam. Brett Ciccotelli, a biologist with the Downeast Salmon Federation, was at the site that afternoon and spotted large numbers of dead and injured juvenile alewives. “You could see, based on the injuries to the fish, that they had been battered