Waterfront

  • Talk on soft-shell clams in Lamoine

    LAMOINE — The Lamoine Conservation Commission is hosting a public meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. at the Lamoine Consolidated School. Brian Beal, professor of marine ecology at the University of Maine Machias and director of the marine field station at UMM, will be speaking about his decades-long research on soft-shell clams. Since

  • Seacoast Mission vessel Sunbeam V visits Billings Diesel

    Seacoast Mission vessel Sunbeam V visits Billings Diesel

    STONINGTON — The Maine Seacoast Mission vessel Sunbeam V sailed into Stonington on Thursday, Sept. 13, for the boat’s annual routine maintenance visit to Billings Diesel & Marine. Missing the tide by just 15 minutes, the Sunbeam V waited until the next day to be hauled out of the water at the shipyard located, appropriately,

  • Bagaduce River gets another oyster farm

    Bagaduce River gets another oyster farm

    PENOBSCOT — Some people like their oysters dressed with just a squirt of lemon juice. Some people prefer a mignonette with wine vinegar and shallots. In Penobscot, the choice may well be hot sauce. Late last month, Department of Marine Resources Commissioner Patrick Keliher signed off on a 10-year aquaculture lease that will allow the

  • Belfast salmon farm plans move forward

    BELFAST — The mills of the gods are said to grind slow and so, it seems, does the process for establishing a land-based salmon farm. Last week, Nordic Aquafarms, which has plans to build a state-of-the-art land-based salmon farm in Belfast, gave a formal notice that it will file an application for a wastewater discharge

  • Pot-sedated lobsters OK for now

    Pot-sedated lobsters OK for now

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — State inspectors who descended on Charlotte’s Legendary Lobster Pound, where the owner is experimenting with using marijuana to calm her major menu item, found no violations during recent visits. But that might just be because the meat of marijuana-sedated lobsters has yet to be served to the public. In the last week,

  • Regulators meet to set herring limits

    Regulators meet to set herring limits

    ELLSWORTH — With bait prices on the rise and in short supply, the New England Fishery Management Council met in Plymouth, Mass., on Tuesday to take final action on an amendment to the Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic herring. It’s a step that some lobstermen fear will prevent them from getting the bait they need

  • Film festival to feature gray zone, lobster war

    Film festival to feature gray zone, lobster war

    BUCKSPORT — The 3rd annual International Maritime Film Festival gets under way Friday at the Alamo Theatre in Bucksport with several remarkable films on the program. The festival is a juried event with entries from around the world in several film categories. In the feature-length division, “Captain of Utopia,” by French filmmaker Sarah Del Ben,

  • Boatbuilder wins award for something old, something new

    Boatbuilder wins award for something old, something new

    LAMOINE — The Newport International Boat Show has long been considered one of the most prestigious of the annual yachting expositions held up and down the Atlantic Coast as the New England boating season nears its end. The annual event draws exhibitors, and visitors, from all over the United States and around the world. Last