Waterfront

  • Classic yacht regattas scheduled for week’s end

    Classic yacht regattas scheduled for week’s end

    CASTINE — As it seems to every year, the first weekend in August has arrived suddenly, unbidden and unexpected, and crowded with events that celebrate classic sailing yachts. This afternoon, the waterfront in Castine will be crowded with boats gathered for the Thursday morning start of the 19th annual Castine Classic Yacht Race. That race

  • New boat joins the Stonington lobster fleet

    New boat joins the Stonington lobster fleet

    DEER ISLE — Sunday was a great day to have a picnic along the shore of Eggemoggin Reach even without an excuse. The celebration for the launching of Stonington lobsterman Matt Shepard’s new lobster boat Alexsa Rose made the party even better. Shepard comes from a fishing family and has been lobstering since he was

  • DMR awards grants to support lobster research

    DMR awards grants to support lobster research

    AUGUSTA — The Department of Marine Resources recently awarded six grants for research programs that will contribute to improved understanding of lobster habitat, stock assessment, monitoring, impacts of management actions on the fishery and how those can be integrated in a way that informs future management. The department made the awards, totaling $340,000, from the

  • Seaweed aquaculture blooms in Gouldsboro

    Seaweed aquaculture blooms in Gouldsboro

    GOULDSBORO — Sarah Redmond is holding up a slimy, greenish-gray piece of seaweed. “This is nori,” says Redmond. “This is what’s used in sushi, so it’s one of the more valuable types.” Redmond, along with her business partner Trey Angera, runs Springtide Seaweed, the country’s largest organic seaweed farm, which is opening a new aquaculture

  • True Blue Regatta lives up to its name

    True Blue Regatta lives up to its name

    BLUE HILL — Four years ago, the Laser class at Kollegewidgwok Yacht Club consisted of just a single boat and a dedicated sailor determined to build a competitive fleet that could host annual regattas and help educate young sailors through the club’s Kollegewidgwok Sailing Education Association. Last weekend, 24 sailors, some of them from southern

  • Seacoast Mission’s Sunbeam needs $1.5 million refit

    Seacoast Mission’s Sunbeam needs $1.5 million refit

    MOUNT DESERT — Rust is starting to eat away at the inside of the steel hull of the Sunbeam, the Maine Seacoast Mission vessel that delivers health care and other services to island communities. The furnace and two generators need to be replaced and the crew’s rather Spartan living quarters need sprucing up. To address