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explore Castine shoreline, nose into rocky coves, cruise up Bagaduce River
Lil’ Toot now departing Castine for harbor tours, Holbrook Island launch
Mon, 07/15/2019 - 9:00am
CASTINE — Castine Cruises has acquired the
, a 26-ft Crosby Tug with 36 years of passenger service.
is now offering harbor tours daily from the Castine Town Dock. In addition, the vessel is available for launch service to Holbrook Island. Each trip is available for up to 18 guests. The daily Harbor Tours are 1.5 hours and explore the shoreline of Castine, nose into the rocky coves of Brooksville and Smith Cove, or cruise up the Bagaduce River. Trips can be...
The ‘Mary Day’ takes the lead in 43rd Great Schooner Race
Mon, 07/08/2019 - 12:30pm
PENOBSCOT BAY – While light wind meant boats drifted over the starting line, 14 historic windjammers raced from Gilkey Harbor, Islesboro, to the finish line at the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse in the 43rd Annual Great Schooner Race on July 5, 2019. With boats ranging from 48 to 141 feet, and the two oldest windjammers in America racing against newer sleeker ones, it was a race filled with skill, luck and who caught the wind first. Racing for the first time in the Great Schooner Race, the...
Off to McLoon’s for the Rolls Royce of lobster rolls
Mon, 07/08/2019 - 8:15am
SOUTH THOMASTON – Bree Burns owns and operates
McLoon’s Lobster Shack
at 315 Island Road, at the end of Spruce Head Island — easy to find and well worth the trip. Burns opened McLoon’s in 2012. “My family owns the wharf,” she said. “McLoon’s Wharf and McLoon’s Lobster Shack are connected businesses. We are both part of the same wharf; it’s just that there were two sides to the buying station. There was the bait shed and this was the place where they prepared the traps.” Burns...
U.S. Sailing Regional Junior Olympics to be held in Camden
Wed, 07/03/2019 - 2:15pm
CAMDEN — The Camden Area Youth Seamanship Program, Lyman-Morse at Wayfarer and the Camden Yacht Club will host the 2019 U.S. Sailing Regional Junior Olympics July 17-18. Over 150 sailors ages 10-18 from throughout New England will participate in the two-day regatta. The regatta will be sailed in one-design boats including Optimists, 420s, Lasers, and RS Teras. Launch areas will be at the Camden Yacht Club and Lyman Morse. Among those providing support from safety boats will be the staff from...
Camden Yacht Club Sunset Seminar Series
Barbara Ernst Prey: Insights and Inspiration / Four Decades Painting Maine
Wed, 07/03/2019 - 1:15pm
Ernst Prey will give a talk on her insights and inspiration highlighting her four decades of painting Maine. New York-based but long-time summer resident, Barbara has a connection to the islands of Maine; her family were among the first settlers of Vinalhaven and North Haven, Midcoast and other Maine islands and it is these islands and the structures that she is drawn to. Her paintings are in numerous collections worldwide, including, National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., Brooklyn Museum...
Sailing Season 2019 on Penobscot Bay: races, regattas and parades
Tue, 07/02/2019 - 1:30pm
Penobscot Bay is among the best cruising grounds in the world, sailors agree. Prevailing summer breezes out of the southwest, safe harbors and beautiful water make it all so. Then there are the races — some highly competitive; others, well, it’s all about the boats and having a good time. Below is a list of the larger events, but local yacht clubs are also busy with their smaller races and regattas. Visit websites for updated schedules: Camden Yacht Club (Camdenyachtclub.org), Northport Yacht...
Look inside the lighthouse, or listen to Capt. Jim Sharp narrate the Parade over PA system
CANCELLED Windjammers’ Parade of Sail floats past Rockland Breakwater, July 12
Wed, 06/26/2019 - 3:00pm
ROCKLAND — On Friday, July 12, the Maine Windjammer Association will host the annual Maine Windjammer Parade past the Rockland Breakwater from 2 to 4 pm. Geared for both spectators on shore and windjammer guests, this event provides close-up views of the entire fleet as it sails within a stone’s throw of the Rockland Breakwater Light. Spectators may view the Parade of Sail from anywhere along the mile-long Breakwater. Friends of Rockland Breakwater Light will open the lighthouse up for...
‘Known as one of the largest gatherings of traditional schooners in America’
View Great Schooner Race from Rockland Breakwater, July 5
Wed, 06/26/2019 - 2:45pm
ROCKLAND — The 43rd Annual Great Schooner Race, hosted by the Maine Windjammer Association , will finish mid-afternoon (weather dependent) at the Breakwater Lighthouse, in Rockland, Friday, July 5, providing spectators with easy-viewing access as the historic schooners sail past the Rockland Breakwater to the finish line. More than a dozen schooners are expected to race from Gilkey Harbor, on Islesboro, to Rockland, where their arrivals will recall the days when cargo-laden schooners raced to...
Guided saltwater paddle in Long Cove, Tommy’s Island
Wed, 06/26/2019 - 10:30am
ST. GEORGE — Georges River Land Trust will host a guided saltwater paddle around Long Cove and Tommy’s Island, in St. George, Wednesday, July 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Admission is free, but space is limited so reservations are required, and participants need to provide their own equipment. The Land Trust will lead canoeists and kayakers on an exploration of secluded Long Cove, a mile-long tidal inlet. The water here is calm and the shoreline is close enough to offer opportunities for diverse...
Camden Yacht Club Sunset Seminar Series: Circumnavigating the Americas on ‘Novara’
Tue, 06/18/2019 - 2:15pm
Steve Brown departed Camden in the summer of 2014, sailed around North America via the Northwest Passage and Antarctica, climbed a few mountains along the way, and returned five years later to Camden in early June. He will speak at the Camden Yacht Club June 21 at a special Friday version of the club’s Sunset Seminars. Steve’s sailboat,
, is uniquely equipped for such a rugged passage: she is a 60-foot aluminum-hulled yacht built in Holland and extensively refitted at the former...
Fathers ride free this Father’s Day with Camden Harbor Cruises
Wed, 06/12/2019 - 11:15am
CAMDEN — Dominic and Liz Gioia, of Camden Harbor Cruises, are celebrating Father’s Day, Sunday, June 16, by offering free trips for dads on the
. This Sunday, Camden Harbor Cruises will be running a 3-hour Lighthouse Cruise at 9:30 a.m., a 1-hour Lobstering and Lighthouse Cruise at 1:45 p.m., and a 90-minute Eco Tour at 4:15 p.m. Check out www.camdenharborcruises.com for tour details and call 207-236-6672 to make reservations. Or stop by the ticket booth on the Camden...
Get revved up! It’s lobster boat racing season!
Wed, 06/12/2019 - 10:45am
There’s gonna be a lot of wake goin’ on this weekend with the start of the 34th lobster boat racing season Saturday, June 15 at 10 a.m. with the Charles Begin Memorial Races right here in Boothbay Harbor. Sign up begins at 9 a.m. Racing fee: $25. Categories include gas classes based on length and cubic inches, diesel classes based on horsepower and length, a wooden boat race, gas and diesel free-for-alls, and four races just for Boothbay region boats. The race course runs in front of Tumbler...
Dinner paddle in Belfast Harbor
Fri, 06/07/2019 - 9:15am
BELFAST — The Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition invites participants to join them for a dinner paddle on the evening of Saturday, June 15. The Coalition will meet at the Belfast Boathouse at 5 p.m., and paddle across the bay to Young's Lobster Pound for dinner. Anyone else is invited to drive and meet them there for dinner. After dinner, they will paddle back across the bay in the setting sun and rising nearly-full moon. Bring your own boat, paddle, and PFD. The paddling part will be cancelled in...
Free Fishing Weekend is tomorrow, Sunday
Fri, 05/31/2019 - 10:15am
MAINE — Free Fishing Weekend is Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, June 2. During free fishing weekend, any person may fish for free without a license on Maine’s waterways, except those who have had their license suspended or revoked. All other rules and regulations, including bag and possession limits, apply. Free fishing weekend is open to both residents and non-residents. Whether on open water or ice, fishing is one of the most popular activities in Maine, according to Maine Department of Inland...
1500 meter sprint course
Annual youth regatta to glide across Chickawaukie Pond this weekend
Wed, 05/22/2019 - 4:30pm
ROCKLAND — This Saturday, May 25, Megunticook Rowing is hosting MYRA (Maine Youth Regatta Association) 10th annual regatta at Chickawaukie Pond. This will be the first time a regatta for junior rowers will be held in the area. The Dirigo Sprint Championships, named in recognition of the State of Maine’s 1901 flag, marks the celebration of a full decade of Maine’s youth rowing teams gathering together for spirited competition, according to Megunticook Rowing, in a news release. “Chickawaukie...
Lobster buyer appeals Rockland’s pier permit process
Mon, 05/20/2019 - 8:45am
ROCKLAND — One lobster dealer is currently taking up the two large buying stations at the Rockland Municipal Fish Pier. Another buyer wants one of those spots and is appealing to City Council after his permit request was declined by the Harbor Management Commission. Brian Rockett will present his case to Council, Tuesday, May 21, at 5:30 p.m., in Council Chambers. Though the permits for the two large and two small buying stations were assigned in April, no money had been collected as of May 6...
Local fishermen receive hands-on safety training on Tenants Harbor Pier
Fri, 05/17/2019 - 10:00am
TENANTS HARBOR – A one-day program at the Tenants Harbor, Fishermen’s, Co-op, town pier at 12 Commercial Road addressed actions critical to surviving an accident or emergency at sea. There’s no question that commercial fishing is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Eric Higgins said it wasn’t his first time in a survival suit, but it was the first time he was in one and in the water. “It was very different,” he said. “It’s restrictive, but it would definitely save my life.” Luis Catala...
Megunticook Rowing juniors bring home boatload of medals
Tue, 05/14/2019 - 10:00am
MALDEN, Mass. — Megunticook Rowing surged to victory Sunday, May 5 at the Moose on the Malden Regatta as the Midcoast team brought home a boatload of medals. It was a cool overcast day on the Malden River in Massachusetts with 10 clubs hailing from western Massachusetts, Cape Cod, the Boston area and Maine competing on the two-lane, 1,500 meter course. Parents and fans in lawn chairs and hammocks lined the river's edge and cheered the rowers on. The Megunticook Rowing first varsity girls eight...
Rockland, Camden sailors also competed
Islesboro sails to first in Breakwater Blast
Thu, 05/09/2019 - 2:30pm
ROCKLAND — It was as sure a sign of spring as anything else in Rockland on Sunday, May 5. The birds were chirping, foliage leafing out, bees buzzing and the loud blasts of the start sequence blaring out from Peter Clapp’s Race Committee boat as 24 high school sailors jockey for position at the starting line. With nine teams in total and over 60 registered sailors it was certainly a celebration of spring and the arrival of sailing season. Was there much wind? No. Was it a beautiful sunny day,...
want to see what a windjammer looks like below decks?
Windjammer open house offers tourism industry glimpse of boat life
Wed, 05/08/2019 - 4:30pm
CAMDEN — The Camden-based members of the Maine Windjammer Association including the Schooner Mary Day , Schooner Lewis R. French and Windjammer Angelique , are opening their decks, galleys and cabins so the Midcoast Maine tourism community can get an up-close-and-personal view of these windjammers. Mark the calendar for June 1 to visit these Camden-based windjammers from 3:30 to 5 p.m. “The Maine Windjammer Association knows that those working in the tourism community are often asked about what...
Performances scheduled throughout summer
Women wielding swords wanted for new play about female pirates
Mon, 04/01/2019 - 10:00am
ROCKPORT – The requirements are simple: Be a gutsy adult woman, be able to fight with a sword, and portray a larger-than-life character. The first of two auditions for a new play,
A Specific History of Women Pirates,
were held Sunday, March 31, at the home of Tomm Tomlinson, in Rockport. Another audition will be held later in April. The play will travel around the Midcoast, June through August, and portray the life of five women pirates who were known for their ruthless villainy...
Family-friendly event takes place March 9
Dance the night away at Children’s House Montessori’s Family Prom
Tue, 03/05/2019 - 8:15am
ROCKPORT- Does your family love to dance? Family Prom Night is a fun opportunity to get dressed up with your children and dance the night away! Come enjoy a special night out on Saturday, March 9 at the Rockport Opera House in downtown Rockport. DJ Mike Mahoney of M & M Entertainment will be spinning tunes and leading dances for the whole family to enjoy. Adding to the atmosphere, Isaac Remsen Photography will be there to take your special prom photos. Refreshments will be available for...
The small batch craft distillery will be Rhumb Line’s new neighbor
Blue Barren Distillery set to open on Camden waterfront in May
Tue, 02/05/2019 - 3:00pm
CAMDEN— The “quiet” side of the Camden harbor, the marina and boatyard owned by Lyman Morse at Wayfarer Marine, is about to bustle with more traffic this spring with the opening of Blue Barren Distillery, a small-batch craft distillery and tasting room that will sit right next to Rhumb Line. Co-owners Andrew Stewart of The Drouthy Bear and Jeremy Howard, a seventh generation blueberry farmer, and part of of Brodis Blueberries in Hope, are behind the small operation. Stewart, along with his wife...
Native Fish Coalition presents on rare Arctic Charr
Sun, 02/03/2019 - 12:00pm
ROCKPORT — Georges River Trout Unlimited (GRTU) welcomes Native Fish Coalition
represented by Emily Bastian and Bob Mallard, for a presentation on New England's rare Arctic charr, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m., in Rockport. The presentation will include a brief history about New England's Arctic charr, and discussion of biology, status, threats, conservation, and fishing for this rare species. Mallard is a founding member and national vice chair of Native Fish Coalition. He is a former fly...
Boat breaks apart on North Haven shore
Rockport lobster boat a total loss after breaking loose, and carried by seas to North Haven rocks
Sun, 01/27/2019 - 4:15pm
F/V La Boat III,
of Rockport, was lost to the sea after its personal float in Rockport broke free overnight on Thursday, January 24. The boat was discovered broken apart on the rocks of North Haven, a Penobscot Bay island more than 10 miles offshore, according to Marine Patrol Sgt. Matt Talbot. The vessel belongs to Danny Dodge, of Rockport. According to Sgt. Talbot,
La Boat III
was tied to a personal float in Rockport Harbor near the Goose River footbridge. The...
Judge’s decision in U.S. Virgin Islands
Captain Rick Smith acquitted on Seaman’s Manslaughter charges
Wed, 01/09/2019 - 2:00pm
CAMDEN - Captain Rick Smith, 65, of Camden has been acquitted on charges of Seaman’s Manslaughter following a three-day trial that began January 7. According to attorney David Cattie, Esq. of the the St. Thomas-based Cattie Law Firm, a motion for judgement of acquittal was granted by a federal judge with the U.S. Court of the Virgin Islands on Wednesday, January 9. Smith owns and captains the 43-foot sailing vessel
sailing charters out of Camden during the summer and St. John...
An All Weather Operation
Pilots Association captain to share experiences at Apprenticeshop
Sat, 01/05/2019 - 8:30pm
ROCKLAND — Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a pilot? The Apprenticeshop, will host Captain Eugene Reil for An All Weather Operation: The Ins and Outs of Being a Harbor Pilot, Wednesday, Jan. 16, at 6 p.m. Reil worked for the Sandy Hook Pilots Association for 43 years, steering ships safely in and out of New York Harbor, according to a news release. Come hear him share his experiences and learn a little more about the profession. There is a suggested donation of $10 for entrance to...
Dozens brave frigid waters for New Year’s Day polar plunge into Belfast Harbor
Tue, 01/01/2019 - 8:15pm
BELFAST — With temperatures in the 40s, it was mild weather for the 50-plus brave souls who decided to participate in Belfast’s annual polar plunge, which takes place each Jan. 1. The event, off the Belfast boat launch ramp, began at noon, with a bystander providing a countdown to take off. Though for most their times in the water was brief, several hardier individuals were more relaxed about the minutes spent in the water, with one man taking the time to go for a brief swim. One participant,...
From Olympic gold medalist to collegiate coach
Anna Goodale shares life experiences, rowing knowledge as Ohio State University coach
Fri, 12/28/2018 - 12:30pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Rowing has taken Camden native Anna Goodale around the world and opened numerous doors for her through the years. One door, however, the Olympic gold medalist never thought she would venture into would be the world of coaching. “I never thought I would be interested in coaching (or any good at it for that matter),” Goodale said. “A lot of parts of coaching are out of my comfort zone and it’s been a huge growth opportunity for me.”
, a 2001 graduate of...
Windjammer Association highlight Maine photographers
Wed, 12/26/2018 - 1:30pm
ROCKLAND — The Maine Windjammer Association announced winners in the 2018 Annual Photo Contest Dec. 26. Each year, windjammer passengers and shutterbugs are invited to submit photos for consideration. Winners are chosen in a number of categories. This year’s first prize winner, Tracy Sheppard, was the home town hero, hailing from Rockland, home to five of the Maine Windjammer Association boats. In fact, the Sheppard family scored high with Sean Sheppard taking home an Honorable Mention in the...
Maine Maritime Academy buys six acres of former Bucksport paper mill for education center
Wed, 11/14/2018 - 2:15pm
William J. Brennan, President of Maine Maritime Academy, said a purchase and sale agreement has been signed with American Iron and Metal, owners of the former Verso paper mill in Bucksport, to acquire a six-acre parcel of land to locate the college’s new Center for Professional Mariner Development. The agreement is expected to be finalized following a 60-day due-diligence period, after which a closing date will be determined. The CPMD will provide training for undergraduate students,...
Southbound and down: Appledore heads to Key West
Mon, 10/29/2018 - 6:30am
CAMDEN – The schooner Appledore II left its summer home in Camden Harbor on October 25, to begin its annual 2,000 mile journey to Key West, FL. The crew of ten expected to make the trip in about two weeks, as they anticipated that weather concerns in the east may cause some delays. This will mark the vessel’s 29 th trip south. It’s return to Camden in in May it will mark the 59 th time the boat has made the circuit. The Appledore II was built in 1978 and was the last ship to come out of the...
Frank Blair to reminisce sea voyage during Wednesday lecture series
Fri, 10/05/2018 - 11:00am
ROCKLAND — The Apprentice Shop Wednesday night lecture series continues with speaker Frank Blair, October 17, from 6 - 7 p.m. In 2005, Frank Blair built a 63-foot wooden schooner in Nova Scotia and, with an all-volunteer crew, set off on her two-year maiden voyage around the world. He will talk about breakdowns but also the recoveries, great ports and how to surmount their bureaucracies, the sublime pleasures of a clear night watch, and the apprehension and joys of 4000-mile blue water passages...
Apprenticeshop hosts 12th Midcoast Laser Hippo Cup
Sun, 09/30/2018 - 8:45pm
ROCKLAND — The 12th annual Hippo Cup regatta, hosted by the Mid Coast Laser Association, was held Saturday, Sept. 29, at the Rockland Apprenticeshop. Competitors were treated to a spectacular day with warm temperatures and winds ranging from two to 12 knots. Eight boats competed for the grand prize — a roaring hippopotamus on a platter. Shifting winds challenged the sailors and the race committee. After seven races, Chris Schreiber of Tenants Harbor won with a score of 11 points, followed...
130-foot yacht awaits work at Front Street Shipyard
Yacht ‘Mia Cara’ dwarfs other vessels in Belfast Harbor
Mon, 09/24/2018 - 7:00pm
BELFAST — It’s hard to miss the towering mast over a vessel that has been tied up at Belfast Landing for over a week, a mast that is over 100 feet tall and topped with an unidentified burgee. A burgee is a typically triangular flag featuring the colors or emblem of a specific sailing club. The
Mia Cara ,
which began its journey in Lunenburg, Canada, Sept. 4, arrived in Belfast around Sept. 12, according to Belfast Harbor Master Kathy Pickering. The yacht, which is 127.95 feet in...
World’s largest single-masted sailing yacht visits Penobscot Bay
Mon, 09/10/2018 - 9:30am
CAMDEN — M5, reportedly the largest single-masted sailing yacht in existence, spent the weekend awing visitors to Camden Harbor with its impressive size and trappings of luxury. At approximately 277 feet in length, M5 has been photographed alongside some of Camden’s beloved windjammers — and while they are not small boats by most standards, they appear dwarfed by the size of M5.
The Portland Press Herald
reported that the M5 was docked at DiMillo’s Marina in Portland Thursday,...
Benefit event at 47 West
Enjoy an evening out with Megunticook Rowing
Wed, 09/05/2018 - 8:45am
CAMDEN — Enjoy an evening out with Megunticook Rowing to celebrate their 10th year in the community. This fundraiser will be held at 47 West in Rockport from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on September 16. Funds raised help support Megunticook Rowing’s scholarship program and raises funds for purchase and upkeep of our equipment. Tickets are $25 which include one drink (wine, beer or specialty coffee) a selection of gourmet pizza and assorted pastries. To purchase tickets visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/...
Yachting Solutions announces “End of Summer Open House,” three new boat lines
Tue, 09/04/2018 - 2:15pm
ROCKPORT, MAINE — Yachting Solutions is pleased to announce the addition of three exciting lines to their boat sales inventory: Beneteau, Cobia and Starcraft vessels are now available through Yachting Solutions Boat Sales division. The new lines will be featured during an open house September 8 and 9. The three new lines join Yachting Solutions’ bedrock selection of fine boats and products from Hunt Yachts, Rossiter, AB Inflatables, and Evinrude outboard motors. Each of the lines offered by...
New chapter for the three-master is ready to unfold
Historic vessel ‘Victory Chimes’ under new ownership
Wed, 08/29/2018 - 12:45pm
PENOBSCOT BAY — The schooner,
, an American National Historic Landmark that sails in the Maine Windjammer Association Fleet and appears on the Maine State Quarter (minted in 2003), has been sold. The new owner is Captain Sam Sikkema, a seasoned sailor. Captains Kip Files and Paul DeGaeta purchased the Schooner
in 1990 and returned her to the Maine windjammer trade. This prompted the Maine Legislature to bestow the honor of “Official Windjammer...
Introduction to Sea Kayaking course offered in Camden
Fri, 08/24/2018 - 7:45am
Introduction to Sea Kayaking Wednesday, September 5, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Maine Sport Outfitters Kiosk, 16 Bayview Street, Camden Join us for a leisurely tour of our beautiful Midcoast with Maine Sport Outfitters’ Registered Maine Guides. Basic paddling and safety instructions will be provided. Children ages 10 and older are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. Weather permitting. $30 registration fee is required and includes kayaks and gear. Please visit journeytohealth.coursestorm...
Cash reward for information
UPDATED: Coast Guard wants to know who is stealing bells from Penobscot Bay buoys
Wed, 08/22/2018 - 3:45pm
The U.S. Coast Guard is offering a cash reward for information concerning the theft of sound signaling devices from navigational buoys off Maine’s coast. Over the last nine months, nine buoys had bells stolen from Penobscot Bay. White Bull Lighted Gong Buoy (Light List #6450) is believed to be the latest buoy stolen after a mariner reported the 371-pound bell assembly was missing. The buoy is located about two miles east of Bailey Island. The bells attached to buoys help mariners navigate...
Come Boating Regatta gets the muscles flexed in Belfast
Tue, 08/21/2018 - 1:15pm
BELFAST — The 18th annual Regatta on Belfast Harbor drew gigs, canoes, kayaks, skiffs and other manner of rowing vessels to the northwest corner of Penobscot Bay Aug. 18. The regatta is a 4.2 nautical mile race that began at noon, and proceeded down the shoreline and then looped back to the harbor. The Regatta is part of Belfast’s Harbor Fest , a celebration of boats and Belfast’s marine heritage. Waterfront activities will include the National Boatbuilding Challenge, maritime exhibits,...
Partnership is in its third year
M/V ‘Lively Lady’ hosts excursion for Knox County Homeless Coalition families
Fri, 08/17/2018 - 12:00pm
CAMDEN — For the third year in a row, clients and friends of Knox County Homeless Coalition marveled at lobsters, star fish, and other wonders of Penobscot Bay on an excursion aboard the lobster boat M/V
. The trip, donated by the boat's owners Captain Dominic and Liz Gioia, allowed local youth working with the Coalition the opportunity to see and experience first-hand the wildlife along Maine’s coast. First Mate Kate Rich helped the passengers measure lobsters to see if...
Rockport keeps an eye on phosphate levels in its ponds
Thu, 08/16/2018 - 7:45pm
The Rockport Conservation Committee has partnered with the Volunteer Lake Monitoring Program to collect more information about the health, ecology, and function of five ponds in Rockport. On June 16, volunteers for Chickawaukie Pond, Rocky Pond, Lily Pond, Tolman Pond, and Maces Pond traveled to Auburn to be trained and certified in how to monitor Secchi disk transparency, as well as how to properly take phosphorous samples. Volunteers working with the VLMP recently completed initial Total...
Proposed Belfast salmon farm CEO to speak at Camden Yacht Club
Mon, 08/13/2018 - 10:30am
Nordic Aquafarms is planning on building one of the world’s largest inland salmon aquaculture facilities in Belfast. Aiming for a 2019 start date, the company intends to produce more than 60 million pounds of salmon a year in the $400 million facility. Erik Heim, CEO of Nordic Aquafarms, will deliver information and answer questions about the project Aug. 15, 7 too 8:30 p.m., at the Camden Yacht Club. He said in a news release that the land-based tanks sets his company apart from other systems...
Benefits and brilliance of traditional open boats and their relevance in modern times
Wed, 08/08/2018 - 3:30pm
Arista Holden, captain and longtime seamanship instructor for programs such as Outward Bound, the National Outdoor Leadership School, Atlantic Challenge, and the Wooden Boat School, will present on her recent 800-mile round trip voyage to the Norwegian Arctic in an open boat. She will also talk about her work as Head Trainer for the team representing the USA in the Atlantic Challenge International. Arista is a Lincolnville native and got her start in sailing Penobscot Bay out of the Rockport...
Visiting the Midcoast
Lincolnville Beach rises to the top for one Pennsylvania family
Wed, 08/08/2018 - 1:15pm
CAMDEN —- Robbie, Wendy, Jenna and Rob Wildman from Black Eddy, Pennsylvania, decided to spend the evening on Tuesday, August 7, with a sunset sail around Camden Harbor. It was to bring the end one most excellent vacation. We have visited the coast of Maine before," Rob Wildman said. "We visit Newburyport, Mass., and we drive up into Maine every year." And Lincolnville Beach has been the best part of the trip this time, said Wendy. "We've been back there a couple of times," she said. "We spent...
Down to the sea
At the helm: Schooners, cruise boats and transport vessels captains at work
Tue, 07/31/2018 - 9:30pm
To navigate the waters of Penobscot Bay, and the Gulf of Maine, takes experience, training, and much skill. Varied currents and wave patterns, not to mention the pull and push of tides, create endless conditions to pilot through. The ocean bottom is rocky and ledges are ubiquitous, often barely submerged. Watching captains dock their vessels in crowded harbors may look like a breeze, but it takes a cool head and concentration. Being captain of a vessel, however, is a calling like no other,...
Boat racks gives community more paddlesport access to Megunticook Lake
Tue, 07/31/2018 - 8:30am
CAMDEN — In the early hours just after dawn, a man in his 70s parks by Megunticook Lake off of Route 105 and takes a look at the still water as the sun creeps up past the trees. It’s the perfect time to go kayaking before he heads to his weekly Rotary meeting. To the left of the launch is a tier of cedar-constructed racks filled with kayaks, canoes and paddleboards. He unlocks the combination to his orange and yellow kayak and drags it only several feet, placing the bow in the water. Ten...
Watching wildlife from a whisper-quiet ecotour boat in Belfast
Mon, 07/30/2018 - 12:30pm
BELFAST— On any given day, passengers aboard Belfast’s newest
cruising up the Passagassawakeag River will hear no sounds other than the natural strains of wind or the lapping of waves, but they might see seals pop up and dive for fish, or a Bald Eagle family, and numerous seabirds such as cormorants, loons, shore birds and a Great Blue Heron. Captain Channing Boswell, an outdoor enthusiast, is behind the wheel of this restored Navy whaleboat...
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Beech Hill farm tour for kids
Event: Tue, Jul 23 - 9:00 am
Classics on the Common presents ‘Medea’
Event: Sat, Aug 10 - 1:00 pm
Classics on the Common presents ‘Medea’
Event: Fri, Aug 9 - 6:00 pm
Rockland Community Picnic at MacDougal Park
Event: Sat, Jul 27 - 11:00 am
CIFF Selects continues with ‘For All Mankind’
Event: Wed, Jul 24 - 7:00 pm
West Bay Rotary Indoor Yard Sale Fundraiser
Event: Sat, Jul 20 - 8:00 am
Collective Work II, art exhibition at 162 Russell in Rockport
Event: Sat, Jul 20 - 4:00 pm
Caring for animals, providing refuge at Peace Ridge Sanctuary
Event: Tue, Jul 23 - 12:00 pm
Identify current, potential invasive forest pests
Event: Sat, Jul 27 - 10:00 am
Singer/guitarist Will Brown at Rock City Café
Event: Sat, Jul 27 - 7:00 pm
‘42nd Street - The Musical’ broadcasts at Strand
Event: Thu, Jul 25 - 2:00 pm
Gandelsman, Nicolas, Iverson innovative piano trio
Event: Fri, Jul 19 - 8:30 pm
Exploring Penobscot Nation’s influence in Maine
Event: Wed, Aug 14 - 11:00 am
Transfigured Nights at Bay Chamber Concerts
Event: Thu, Jul 18 - 7:30 pm
Keeping Parkinson’s patients driving as long as safely possible
Event: Tue, Aug 6 - 12:00 pm
Symposium for older adults focuses on isolation
Event: Wed, Aug 21 - 9:00 am
Brawn exhibits ‘Spirit Daughters of Coleman Pond’
Event: Sun, Jul 21 - 4:00 pm
Public invited to Lobster Festival coronation banquet
Event: Fri, Jul 26 - 5:30 pm
Brian Swartz talk: Maine in the Civil War
Event: Tue, Jul 23 - 6:30 pm
Midcoast Leos Club car wash for benefactor
Event: Sat, Jul 20 - 9:00 am
Rockport Police beat: Arrest warrant...
Knox County Criminal Docket closed...
A Camden tribute to Sam Manning...
Judge rules in favor of Belfast over...
Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office:...
UPDATE: Authorities name victims of...
Vehicle-pedestrian accident claims...
Gary Mills, obituary
Planet Fitness to open Rockland...
Knox County deed transfers