Friday, February 23rd 2018Washburn and Doughty in East Boothbay has won the contract to build a new $8.8 million Maine State Ferry Service verse. The new 154-foot ferry will have three main deck lanes, for a capacity of 23 cars or a mix of cars and trucks, as well as 250 passengers.
Friday, February 23rd 2018A Maine company calling itself Whole Oceans has announced plans for a land-based salmon farm at the site of the former Verso paper Mill in Bucksport. At full production, the company will create hundreds of direct jobs and invest more than $250 million in Bucksport, according to a press release from the company. Plans call for producing 50,000 metric tons of Atlantic salmon per year.
Tuesday, January 30th 2018After assessing international markets and conducting comprehensive site searches throughout New England, Nordic Aquafarms, headquartered in Norway and one of the premier international developers of land-based aquaculture, has signed agreements to purchase 40 acres on the outskirts of Belfast, where it will build one of the world's largest land-based salmon farms.
Monday, January 22nd 2018Hodgdon Tenders, the superyacht tender division of Hodgdon, is building a mini verion of its highly successful Venetian limousine tender. The 6.5 meter vessel (21’4”) currently is the smallest member of the Venetian line, which ranges from 6.5 to 12 meters.
Wednesday, January 17th 2018Join the Owls Head Transportation Museum for a four-part series of events that celebrates the pioneers and innovators of Maine's business community. The first session, Jan. 20, will feature marine-releated business, Bath Ironworks, and Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding, as well as the Stanley Museum, which tells the story of the brothers who invented the Stanley steam car, among other innovations.
Wednesday, January 10th 2018Andy Tyska, president of Rhode Island-based Bristol Marine, has announced the acquisition of Boothbay Harbor Shipyard. Located at the head of Boothbay Harbor, the shipyard joins Bristol Marine’s two other locations of working waterfront, including boat yards in Bristol, Rhode Island, and Somerset, Massachusetts.
Thursday, December 21st 2017Southport Boats has moved in a new, 60,000 square foot building in West Gardiner, Maine, that will allow the company to almost double its production of high quality, offshore center console boats.
Friday, December 15th 2017Brooklin Boatyard has joined forces with the Sanford Boat Company to be the licensed builder for Alerion Class Sloops. The 26-foot sloop is a cold molded wood reproduction of Nathanael Herreshoff’s personal sailboat, Alerion, that Sanford has been building for 40 years.
Wednesday, December 6th 2017The team at Lyman Morse used their boat-building skills to help build a new steeple for a church in Camden using composite materials and new technologies.
Friday, December 1st 2017Artisan Boatworks in Rockport, Maine, has added a new storage building and paint bay to keep pace with its growing maintenance and storage business.
Friday, December 1st 2017The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Northern Shrimp Section on Nov. 30 extended its moratorium on commercial fishing for the 2018 fishing season, according to a news release.
Monday, November 6th 2017The film Coyote, the story of American sailor Mike Plant, will be shown Wednesday, November 15th at 7pm at the Camden Opera House. The film’s director, Thomas Simmons, will be in attendance and will be part of a Q&A directly following the film.
Thursday, November 2nd 2017Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors magazine celebrated 30 years in print this fall, which happened to coincide with receiving some well-deserved honors from peers in the publishing world. The magazine won two honorable mentions for editorial excellence in Folio’s prestigious national magazine contest for 2017, and six more awards in the International Regional Magazine Association’s 2017 contest.
Friday, October 6th 2017For the first time, an all-women team of sailors from Maine won first place for all-female finishers in the 2017 J/24 World Championship in Mississauga, Canada. Other Mainers also did well in the event, including a team from the Harraseeket Yacht Club that placed first in the youth division.
Monday, October 2nd 2017The folks at Lyman Morse have put together an impressive panel of naval architects and designers to talk about yacht design. The event will take place Saturday Oct. 21.
Tuesday, September 26th 2017An extensive bloom of the phytoplankton Karenia mikimotoi in the Casco Bay region is being monitored by the Maine Department of Marine Resources.
Tuesday, September 19th 2017The 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.
Friday, September 15th 2017The 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.