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State recalls mussels, closes area to harvesting

Tuesday, September 19th 2017
The Maine Department of Marine Resources is in the process of recalling mussels harvested from Frenchman Bay as a result of a toxic algae bloom, and the state agency also has closed a large area to further harvesting.

Grants will fund new harbor projects

Friday, September 15th 2017
The Maine Coastal Program, a Division of the Maine Department of Marine Resources, announces the award of $141,879 to six coastal municipalities. These awards will provide support for harbor management, waterfront infrastructure planning and design, and public access.

Lobsterman charged with fishing violations

Friday, September 15th 2017
A Lamoine-based lobsterman has been charged with fishing violations under a tough new fishing law that could result in substantial penalties, including a three-to-10-year suspension of his license.

The Hinckley unveils the world’s first fully electric luxury powerboat.

Thursday, September 14th 2017
The Hinckley Company has unveiled what it is billing as the world’s first fully electric luxury powerboat. At 6,500 pounds this is the lightest Hinckley yacht ever built.

New podcast explores the Maine waterfront

Monday, September 11th 2017
A new six-part audio series called Salts & Water offers a unique and creative opportunity for listeners to experience the people and places along Maine’s coast.

Coastal cleanup planned for Sept. 16-23

Monday, September 11th 2017
Mainers from Kittery to Calais will be volunteering their time September 16th to 23rd for the annual Maine Coastweek Coastal Cleanup.

It's not too late to buy advance tickets to MBHH Show

Tuesday, August 8th 2017
Come for an Hour, Come for the Day! Tickets Still Available for 15th Annual Boat & Home Show

Dasher to Dundiggin: Annual Show to Bring Big Fleet to Rockland

Friday, August 4th 2017
Summertime, and it’s time to go boating. If you are looking for a boat or just want to look at boats, the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show on the Rockland waterfront August 11-13, 2017, is the place to be. Celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, the show will feature close to 150 boats, large and small, luxurious and down-to-earth, displayed both on land and in the water. Advance tickets available online.

Museum is given Fitz Henry Lane painting of a Maine lumber schooner

Friday, August 4th 2017
A painting by noted marine artist Fitz Henry Lane of a schooner carrying lumber from Maine to Massachusetts has been donated to the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport.

Small Boat Love-In at the Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show

Friday, July 21st 2017
The 2017 Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors Show will host a “Small Boat Love-In” during the show August 11-13 in Rockland, Maine. The groovy gathering will celebrate the large joys of all small boats, and especially of one of Maine's most iconic, the Corson.

Hinckley parks on the White House lawn

Tuesday, July 18th 2017
A Hinckley yacht made it all the way to the White House this week, representing products made in Maine as part of a White House initiative to showcase products that are made in America.

Padebco's focus on workplace safety noted by OSHA

Tuesday, July 18th 2017
Padebco Full Service Boatyard & Custom Boat Builder receives SHARP certification from OSHA.

Camden Classics Cup, July 27-29, 2017

Monday, July 17th 2017
A fleet of more than 40 boats will set sail off Camden on July 27-29 in the second annual Camden Classics Cup, a benefit for LifeFlight of Maine. The racing will include a special class for Sparkman & Stephens designed Dolphin 24s, and a youth regatta for racers between the ages of 12 and 17 years of age, sailing in 420s.

Calling all Corson boat owners!

Thursday, July 13th 2017
The 2017 Maine Boats, Homes and Harbors Show is having a “Small Boat Love-In” at the Maine this August 11, 12 at the Rockland show. Among other boat types, the show is celebrating Maine iconic small motorboat, the Corson.

Federal grant funds will help build more dock space for boaters

Tuesday, July 11th 2017
Yachting Solutions in Rockland, and Spring Point Marina in South Portland, will receive $1.8 million in federal grant funds to help them expand docking space and thus serve more boaters travelling along the Maine Coast.

New Book celebrates Boatyard Dogs

Tuesday, June 27th 2017
Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Magazine and Downeast Books have teamed up to publish an anthology of the magazine's Boatyard Dog columns. Left Bank Books in Belfast us celebrating the book Friday, June 30 at 7 p.m. MBH&H Publisher John Hanson and Editor Polly Saltonstall will be on hand to tell how this funny, endearing book came into being.

Paging all Pooches! Entries Sought for 15th Annual World Championship Boatyard Dog® Trials

Monday, June 5th 2017
MBH&H is paging all pooches. Would you like to compete? Does your tail wag faster when you dream of cold ocean water? Does the applause of the crowd entice you to strut your stuff? If so, you might be just dog enough to compete in the World Championship Boatyard Dog Trials.

Ralph Stanley honored by Marine Museum

Tuesday, May 23rd 2017
On Saturday, May 27, from 1 to 5 p.m., the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport will host an afternoon of boat talk and music in celebration of the career and talents of MDI boatbuilder, National Heritage Fellow and Penobscot Marine Museum Trustee Ralph Stanley, who will be on campus.

New Poster for MBH&H Boat and Home Show in Rockland

Tuesday, May 23rd 2017
Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, Inc. has unveiled the custom-designed poster for the 15th annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show, to be held August 11-13, 2017, on the waterfront in Rockland, Maine. The colorful creation, which features hand-painted artwork by local illustrator and furniture maker Clayton Thompson, deliberately echoes the show’s focus on hand-crafted design, style, and workmanship.

Brooklin Boat, Rockport Marine partner on 91-footer

Tuesday, May 23rd 2017
Brooklin Boat Yard and Rockport Marine teamed up on construction of a custom 91-foot, cold-molded yacht. The talented crew in Rockport built the cold-molded hull, which was launched in mid-May. It was towed across Penobscot Bay to Brooklin where the talented crew at BBY will finish work on the flush-deck sloop, which was designed by Bruce Johnson and the Brooklin Boat Yard design office. The boat is scheduled to be delivered in the spring of 2018.