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.
Friday, February 7th 2020The new all-aluminum vessel will provide a safer more stable platform for the pilots as they leap on and off big vessels transiting Penobscot and Frenchmen Bays.
Thursday, February 6th 2020Houtz was hired in 1990 by John Burgess, one of the original founders of the school, who needed someone to help build boats, but also to help manage budgets, timelines and build schedules.
Tuesday, January 28th 2020In the fall of 2020, Captain Jon Finger and chef Annie Mahle, owners of the J. &E. Riggin for the past 23 years, will pass the baton of stewardship to Justin Schaefer and his wife, Jocelyn Schmidt.
Monday, January 27th 2020Peter Eastman, who also owns Howard Boats, plans to extend the Alerion brand across new models and a broader size range, and further grow sales and production beyond Alerion’s recent business turnaround.
Thursday, January 16th 2020This fall, Front Street Shipyard in Belfast hauled the Sunbeam V for a refit and overhaul. Built at Washburn and Doughty in 1995, the 75' vessel was generally in good condition, but needed some updates and refinishing.
Thursday, January 9th 2020The Crossover line's naval architecture and styling is by Philippe Cabon and Cyril Le Sourd and the engineering is by Hodgdon Tenders' in-house team. It has numerous unique features including a folding helm console, retractable carbon fiber T-top, custom wrap-around fender, and water jet drive.
Tuesday, November 19th 2019It's the end of an era that began almost 200 years ago. NOAA’s Office of Coast Survey has announced plans to phase out completely its production of traditional paper charts over the next five years in favor of electronic vector charts based on digital data.