Get ready for the Maine Boat & Home Show in Rockland, Aug. 9-11
Wednesday, July 24th 2019The Maine Boat & Home Show, to be held on the Rockland waterfront August 9-11, will feature an array of events and happenings in addition to a fleet of close to 100 boats, large and small, power and sail.
Front Street Shipyard opens new client lounge and interior design showroom
Thursday, July 18th 2019TACK studios — Yacht Interior Design of North Yarmouth, Maine, styled a 400-square-foot room overlooking the waterfront in Front Street Shipyard’s Building 1. The client lounge now doubles as an interior design showroom featuring color and fabric samples as well as design inspiration for yachts.
Museum exhibit showcases women who lobster
Wednesday, July 17th 2019The exhibit showcases the lobster industry, explores Maine’s traditions and heritage, and reveals the strength of women.
Former sardine carrier reborn as cruising yacht
Tuesday, July 16th 2019Built in 1941, the 69-foot William Underwood spent years hauling herring from weirs and seine nets to the Underwood Packing plan in Jonesport, Maine. Taylor Allen and the crew at Rockport Marine spent 13 years rebuilding it into an elegant yacht.
Coastal community loses a good friend and champion
Thursday, July 11th 2019Our friend, Sam Manning, passed away on the night of July 9, 2019.
Schooner Mary Day wins Great Schooner Race by just four seconds on corrected time
Monday, July 8th 2019With 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 found the wind first.
Maine Maritime Museum raises $3.37 million for renovations
Thursday, June 27th 2019The “First Impressions” project encompasses a complete redevelopment of the front entrance and south side of the museum’s campus to enhance the visitor experience, create an ecologically friendly and attractive landscape, and improve handicapped accessibility.
$1.1 million allocated for working waterfront access projects
Friday, June 21st 2019Through the Working Waterfront Access Protection Program, funds have been set-aside for six projects along the coast to ensure that the property remains available to support commercial fishing or aquaculture activities.
Grant will fund improvements at Rockland Marine
Wednesday, June 19th 2019The company plans to use the funding to purchase a high pressure water blast system, two telescoping boom lifts, and two fork lift trucks, which will replace the use of rental equipment and outdated equipment.
Friends of Casco Bay launches new, bigger pumpout boat
Friday, June 14th 2019It might not seem like that big a deal, but boats like this and organizations like the Friends keep Casco Bay clean.
Brooklin Boat Yard Launches Custom 55-Foot Sloop
Thursday, June 13th 2019Designed by the Spanish design firm Botin Partners, Outlier is a spirit of tradition racer and daysailer.
Maine Boat & Home Show unveils new poster
Tuesday, June 11th 2019The annual event will held on the Rockland waterfront August 9-11. The poster evokes a retro travel poster in style, and was created in concert with graphic designer and artist Anneli Skaar.
State high school rowing championships set for Chickawaukie
Thursday, May 23rd 2019The racing on Saturday, May 25, will be the first time a regatta for junior rowers will be held in the midcoast.
New mini-boat can be steered remotely
Friday, May 10th 2019Designed to carry a full array of scientific sensors and to be steered by either an onboard micro-computer with auto-pilot or through satellite communication, O-Solo-Me is part of the fleet of mini-boats launched under the aegis of Educational Passages, a Maine-based nonprofit that works with school children around the world to launch these small boats and track their ocean travels.
Museum digitizes National Fisherman images
Thursday, May 9th 2019This collection presents a visual timeline of American fisheries. These images capture the drama, grit, expertise, and resourcefulness that characterize the industry. The scope of this collection has few rivals. It includes nearly 25,000 photographs.
New partnership will focus on 3D printing with wood products
Friday, May 3rd 2019A research team from Maine and Oak Ridge National Laboratory will work with the forest products industry to produce new bio-based materials that will be conducive to 3D printing a variety of products, such as boat hull molds, shelters, and building components.
From Street Shipyard chosen for refit of Maine Seacoast Mission's Sunbeam V
Friday, April 26th 2019The work will include removing the entire accommodations section of the boat, sand blasting the steel, and painting two coats of marine epoxy on the internal sections.
Maine Marine Patrol gets a wide new ride
Wednesday, April 24th 2019The Sergeant, a 46-foot Wesmac Super Wide will be based in Southwest Harbor and provide Marine Patrol a much-needed platform for off-shore details.
Grants will fund dock improvements at two Maine marinas
Tuesday, April 9th 2019$3 million in federal Boating Infrastructure Grants awarded to Lyman Morse at Wayfarer in Camden and Dimillo’s Old Port Marina in Portland
Moonbeam replaces Sunbeam, temporarily
Wednesday, March 20th 2019The Maine Seacoast Mission’s iconic vessel, Sunbeam V, is scheduled for a major refit this spring. In the meantime, the organization has acquired a 34-foot wooden downeast cruiser that has been named Moonbeam.