Waterfront

  • New Hinckley outboards may go overboard

    TRENTON — For the boating enthusiast who has everything, how about putting a Cadillac in a Hinckley? Or, rather, two Cadillac-based outboard motors on the transom of a cutting-edge powerboat that gives new meaning to the term. Last month, Hinckley introduced a pair of brand new 42-footers at the Palm Beach Boat Show, each powered

  • The elver report: landings picking up, prices staying up

    The elver report: landings picking up, prices staying up

    ELLSWORTH — Nine days into the fishing season, it appears that cold water temperatures are slowing the annual spring run of elvers into Maine rivers. As of 6 p.m. Tuesday, the Department of Marine Resources reported, licensed dealers had purchased just 776.1 pounds of the translucent baby eels, worth $1,914,037, since the season began on

  • Frustration, worries reign at dam relicensing hearing

    Frustration, worries reign at dam relicensing hearing

    ELLSWORTH — More than 200 residents filled the auditorium for a “community conversation” at Ellsworth High School last Wednesday to address the relicensing of the Ellsworth Hydroelectric Project owned by Brookfield Renewable. Residents, many of them upset and bewildered by the drop in the water level at Graham Lake, brought forward their concerns. These included

  • Council files for intervenor status

    Council files for intervenor status

    ELLSWORTH — In the matter of the relicensing of the Graham Lake and Leonard Lake dams, the city of Ellsworth has filed for intervenor status with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Intervenor status gives the filer the ability to intercede in the FERC licensing process by participating in hearings, filing briefs and filing for

  • High school sailing season arrives

    High school sailing season arrives

    BLUE HILL — For those who are hardy enough sailing season is here. At least that’s what the respective coaches of both the George Stevens Academy and Mount Desert Island High School sailing teams say. And the evidence bears them out. Barring unforeseen weather complications, both teams will head for Marblehead, Mass., early Saturday morning

  • 31st Maine Boatbuilders Show again a hit in its new home

    31st Maine Boatbuilders Show again a hit in its new home

    PORTLAND — The Maine Boatbuilders Show rang down the curtain at the Portland Sports Complex on Sunday in a new home that, while less convenient to the waterfront, is a far more comfortable venue to explore the output of Maine’s boatbuilders and the state’s diverse marine industry. While some familiar faces were missing from the

  • Early elver landings slow

    Early elver landings slow

    ELLSWORTH — Forecasters predicting a slow but lucrative start to the elver fishing season were right on both counts. The season got under way last Thursday and, by the close of business on Tuesday, the Department of Marine Resources said dealers reported buying 114.95 pounds of elvers and paying harvesters $315,789 for their landings —

  • Maritime museum has new director

    SEARSPORT — The Penobscot Marine Museum announced this week that it has chosen a new executive director. Meeting earlier this month, the board of trustees of the maritime history and arts museum selected Karen E. Smith as the museum’s new leader effective April 19. She will join the museum after serving six years as executive