Waterfront

  • Brooklin Boat Yard moves forward with new 55-footer

    Brooklin Boat Yard moves forward with new 55-footer

    BROOKLIN — Romantics may dream of castles in Spain, but Spanish yacht designers, it seems, dream of boatbuilders in Maine. For the past few months, Brooklin Boat Yard has been busy with the construction of an as yet unnamed — or at least not publicly — 55-foot Spirit of Tradition racing yacht designed by Botin

  • Storm-tossed whale search draws a blank

    BAR HARBOR — A daylong search for a floating whale carcass near Mount Desert Rock came up empty last week despite the efforts of College of the Atlantic’s Allied Whale, Bar Harbor Whale Watch, the Marine Patrol and the U.S. Coast Guard. Crews spent a stormy day at sea last Monday hunting for the whale

  • Regulators continue shrimp fishing moratorium

    Regulators continue shrimp fishing moratorium

    PORTLAND — In a move that shocked nobody, fisheries managers voted on Friday to extend the moratorium on shrimp fishing in the Gulf of Maine for three more years, through 2021. The action came at a meeting of the Northern Shrimp Section of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, which also approved modifications to the

  • Scallop season is almost here

    ELLSWORTH — Good news for gourmets. If the weekend’s snow events weren’t warning enough, winter is almost here. So, too, is the Maine scallop fishing season. The 2018-2019 scallop season gets underway in just a couple of weeks, with few changes from last season. The daily possession limit won’t change. As it was last winter

  • MMA hosts 10th annual Women on the Water Conference

    MMA hosts 10th annual Women on the Water Conference

    CASTINE — It wasn’t that long ago that just about the only maritime jobs open to women were limited to the housekeeping and stewards departments on commercial vessels and large yachts. On the first weekend of November, Maine Maritime Academy and the Federal Maritime Administration (MARAD) hosted an event that reflects the changes in the

  • Four win lottery for new scallop licenses

    Four win lottery for new scallop licenses

    DEER ISLE — Two Hancock County lobstermen are among the four lucky winners of a Department of Marine Resources lottery for the opportunity to get a scallop dragger license in time for the upcoming fishing season. The winners have the chance to become the first new entrants into the scallop fishery since 2009. More than

  • Marine Patrol gets stronger binoculars

    Marine Patrol gets stronger binoculars

    AUGUSTA — A $3,200 grant from the Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund combined with matching funds of $2,339.50 from the Department of Marine Resources have let the Marine Patrol buy new and stronger binoculars that will improve the force’s ability to conduct surveillance for law enforcement and its search and rescue capabilities. The new 14 x