Wednesday, May 20th 2020Despite precautions, marina operators are doing everything they can to make boaters feel welcome. And Maine boatyards are bustling with work on new builds, refits, and other jobs.
Wednesday, April 29th 2020The largest in-the-water boat show north of Boston, the three-day event draws thousands of people to Rockland over the second weekend in August. We will be back next year.
Thursday, April 16th 2020This photo from the collection of the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport shows siblings Lincoln and Johanna Colcord around 1889 when their father, Lincoln Alden Colcord, was captain of the barkentine CLARA E MCGILVERY. Both the Colcord children were born at sea, Johanna in 1882 and Lincoln in 1883, as their father, like many from Searsport, Maine, was involved in the deep-sea shipping business.
Monday, April 13th 2020A Camden woman has started a Facebook page, Maine’s Working Waterfront – Seafood Connect, to connect fishermen directly with customers.
Thursday, April 9th 2020Lyman-Morse Technologies is building and donating Intubation aerosol boxes, which will protect nurses while intubating Covid-19 patients. The company’s fabrication division is building a metal structure for a similar purpose. Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding is using its Raise 3D printer to fabricate frames for face shields.
Wednesday, April 8th 2020It was fun to read recently that the folks who compile the online Cambridge Dictionary are considering adding the terms blue mind, blue space, and blue acceleration to their dictionary.
Thursday, April 2nd 2020At least two sail lofts, Hallett Canvas and Sails in Falmouth and the Freeport, Maine location of North Sails, have begun using their sewing machines and sail materials to make masks and head gear. And many boat builders up and down the coast have donated their caches of N95 face masks to short-handed community healthcare providers.
Tuesday, March 24th 2020Most yards have shut their doors to the public, asking that boat-owners and others postpone visits, or at the least make appointments, staggered work hours to keep employees at least 6 feet apart, and implemented rigorous cleaning routines.
Saturday, March 21st 2020The governor has directed Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Commissioner Judy Camuso to open all inland waters for fishing and to waive the requirement that anglers need a recreational fishing license for fishing on Maine’s inland waters.
Thursday, March 19th 2020COVID-19 has turned all of our lives topsy-turvy. The city of Rockland, where our offices are based, has declared a state of emergency and banned any gathering of more than 10 people. Most of our staff are now working from home, producing this next issue. But while we are socially distancing for now, we want to stay connected.
Friday, March 6th 2020Although the lobster harvest of 100.7 million pounds was down 17 percent from the previous year, the overall value of $485 million was the fourth most lucrative ever for the fishery as a result of a 20 percent rise in per-pound-value.
Tuesday, February 25th 2020The presidential thank-you note has become a cherished family heirloom for that fisherman's descendents.
Friday, February 14th 2020One is a Dublin Bay 24 sailing sloop, the other a Dublin Bay Water Wag, which is considered by some to be the world’s oldest one-design sailboat.