Waterfront

  • 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

  • Living history program scheduled at Penobscot Marine Museum

    Living history program scheduled at Penobscot Marine Museum

    SEARSPORT — On Thursday, July 26, at 5:30 p.m., the Penobscot Marine Museum will host David Middleton as his alter ego, William Foxcourt. He will present “A Yankee Expeditioner’s Thoughts on the Penobscot Expedition.” The presentation will take place at the museum’s Visitors Center, located at 2 Church St. in Searsport. The Penobscot Expedition, during

  • Friendship sloop race is more of a crawl

    Friendship sloop race is more of a crawl

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Racing a sailboat, especially a gaff-rigged one, requires some wind. If there’s not much wind, you need some serious strategy. Thirteen Friendship sloops were on the starting line Saturday for the annual Southwest Harbor Rendezvous and Race. Scott Martin, who took over from Miff Lauriat this year as commodore of this little

  • All are winners at the Hospice Regatta

    All are winners at the Hospice Regatta

    MOUNT DESERT — The 22nd annual Hospice Regatta saw three days of intense racing last weekend and while only one boat could finish first in each event, everyone came away winners. Until this year, the Hospice Regatta occupied two days, with several smaller boats and junior sailors racing on Friday and International One-Design sloops and

  • Knife distribution effort aims to keep lobstermen safe

    Knife distribution effort aims to keep lobstermen safe

    STONINGTON — According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, commercial fishing is consistently ranked as the most deadly occupation in U.S. industry. Sadly, that comes as no surprise to anyone who lives along the coast of Maine, especially the women who are members of the Island Fishermen’s Wives. For lobstermen, one of

  • Lobstermen livestream from NYC

    Lobstermen livestream from NYC

    ELLSWORTH — The Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative is gearing up for the peak of lobster peak season. On Monday night, the group will host its first-ever live broadcast of one of its popular chefs meet lobstermen events. The event will take place in New York City but the broadcast will stream live online so that viewers

  • Oxen help launch restored Friendship sloop Blackjack

    Oxen help launch restored Friendship sloop Blackjack

    ROCKLAND — The Friendship sloop Blackjack, originally built in 1900 by Wilbur Morse, was launched July 7 the same way it was rebuilt over the last three years: with teamwork. A team of four oxen pulled the boat on a large wooden cradle several hundred feet from beside the Sail, Power and Steam Museum building

  • Tariff rise imperils lobster sales

    Tariff rise imperils lobster sales

    ELLSWORTH — Whatever one thinks of the political scene in Washington, Tuesday’s announcement that the Trump Administration would impose new tariffs on some $200 billion worth of Chinese imports had to come as bad news to Maine’s lobster industry. On Wednesday, the New York Times reported that China’s government said it would respond if those