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Southport Boats expands in Maine

Thursday, December 21st 2017
Southport 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.

Brooklin Boat Yard to build Alerion Class Sloops

Friday, December 15th 2017
Brooklin 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.

Boatbuilder builds new church steeple

Wednesday, December 6th 2017
The 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.

New buildings for Artisan Boatworks

Friday, December 1st 2017
Artisan Boatworks in Rockport, Maine, has added a new storage building and paint bay to keep pace with its growing maintenance and storage business.

No shrimp fishing again this winter

Friday, December 1st 2017
The 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.

Film tells the story of legendary ocean sailor Mike Plant

Monday, November 6th 2017
The 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.

Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors celebrates 30 years in print

Thursday, November 2nd 2017
Maine 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.

A day with yacht designers

Tuesday, October 24th 2017
Nine pre-eminent naval architects share insights at Lymn Morse event

Maine sailors shine at J24 worlds

Friday, October 6th 2017
For 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.

Yacht design subject of forum

Monday, October 2nd 2017
The 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.

DMR is keeping an eye on toxic bloom in Casco Bay

Tuesday, September 26th 2017
An extensive bloom of the phytoplankton Karenia mikimotoi in the Casco Bay region is being monitored by the Maine Department of Marine Resources.

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.