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Maine Maritime Museum acquires historic schooner

Thursday, December 22nd 2016
The Maine Maritime Museum in Bath has agreed to acquire the historic schooner Mary E, which is believed to be the oldest Bath-built wooden vessel still afloat. She is also the oldest fishing schooner built in the state of Maine that is still sailing, the museum said.

Two Men Have Lobster Licenses Suspended for Six Years for Removing Eggs from Lobsters

Wednesday, December 14th 2016
The Commissioner of the Maine Department of Marine Resources has suspended the lobster licenses of two men for removing the eggs from female lobsters. The violation is a Class D crime which, in addition to license suspension, is punishable by up to a year in jail and fines in excess of $1,000.

New General Manager for Hinckley's Southwest Harbor and Northeast Harbor Yards

Tuesday, December 13th 2016
Hinckley has a new general manager for its Southwest Harbor and Northeast Harbor Yard and her name is Tara Regan. “We are delighted to appoint the first woman to head up our Maine yards,” said Hinckley COO Mike Arieta.

Maine Maritime Museum building new structure for lighthouse exhibit

Monday, December 12th 2016
The Maine Maritime Museum in Bath has begun construction of a new 600-square-foot gallery space that will house an immersive lighthouse exhibit, Into the Lantern: A Lighthouse

Grant Strengthens Public Health Protection, Opportunity for Shellfish Industry

Thursday, December 8th 2016
A $32,000 grant from the Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund has strengthened Maine Department of Marine Resources’ ability to protect public health and preserve opportunity for Maine’s shellfish industry.

U.S. sailor in Vendee Globe has rounded the Cape of Good Hope

Tuesday, December 6th 2016
U.S. sailor Rich Wilson had rounded the Cape of Good Hope at the bottom of South Africa and was heading towards Australia by Dec. 6 in the Vendée Globe race. Wilson, the only American in the single-handed round-the-world race, was in 17th position. Wilson's IMOCA 60 Great American IV was refit for the race at the Maine Yacht Center in Yarmouth.

Federal agency plans to release more detail on El Faro sinking

Thursday, December 1st 2016
The National Transportation Safety Board plans to open the docket Dec. 13, 2016, for its investigation into the sinking of the U.S. flagged cargo ship El Faro.

Schooner chef pens new cookbook

Wednesday, November 30th 2016
Maine Chef Annie Mahle has added a new cookbook to her Sugar & Salt series. Sugar & Salt: A Year At Home and At Sea - Book Two is the second in a series of cookbooks featuring a collection of recipes, crafts, thoughts, and stories from Chef Annie's adventurous life on the coast of Maine. More than just a cookbook, Sugar & Salt is a story of a lifestyle that is seasonal and sustainable.

Spruce Head Man Charged with Fishing too many lobster traps

Tuesday, November 15th 2016
Spruce Head Man Charged with Fishing 156 More Lobster Traps than the 800 Allowed

Warming waters, depleted stock mean another year of no shrimp in Maine

Friday, November 11th 2016
Bad news for all of us who love Maine’s small but tasty northern shrimp. In response to the depleted condition of the northern shrimp resource, the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission's Northern Shrimp Section extended the moratorium on commercial fishing for the 2017 fishing season.

Scientists in Maine are helping the Navy fight rust

Thursday, November 3rd 2016
Scientists in Maine are helping the Navy fight rust by studying how it interacts with bacteria in salt water.

$15,000 reward offered in lobster trap cutting case

Tuesday, November 1st 2016
An escalation of trap cutting incidents in recent weeks between Cape Rosier and Schoodic Point prompted a $15,000 reward from Operation Game Thief for information that will help Marine Patrol in its investigation.

Penobscot East Resource Center's Alden recognized with national award for her work

Thursday, October 6th 2016
Robin Alden, founding executive director of the Penobscot East Resource Center, Maine’s center for coastal fisheries based in Stonington, Maine, is one of a dozen individuals nation-wide selected as “White House Champions of Change for Sustainable Seafood.”

Lyman-Morse to Build 65’ Custom Cold-Molded Yacht

Friday, September 30th 2016
Construction is underway at Lyman-Morse Thomaston on a 65’ sailing yacht designed by Stephens Waring Yacht Design of Belfast, Maine.

Epifanes, MBH&H host Concours d’Epifanes at Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show

Wednesday, September 21st 2016
Epifanes Yacht Coatings and Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Magazine teamed up to unveil the first-ever Concours d’Epifanes at the recent 14th Annual Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show, which is held every August in Rockland, Maine.

Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors wins magazine awards

Tuesday, September 20th 2016
Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors magazine was honored with six awards, including being named a finalist for magazine of the year, at the 36th annual International Regional Magazine Association (IRMA) awards dinner September 19.

Writer and Poet Carl Little to talk at Rockland Public Library

Friday, September 16th 2016
Writer Carl Little will give a talk about his work at the Rockland Public Library on Thursday, Sept. 29.

New projects underway at Brookin Boat Yard and Front Street Shipyard

Thursday, September 15th 2016
Front Street Shipyard in Belfast has begun work on the first in a series of center console power catamarans for Brevilla Boat Co., and Brooklin Boat Yard has begun construction of a custom 91-foot cold-molded sloop.

Sixth generation Hodgdon family member appointed as the company's director of sales and marketing

Thursday, September 15th 2016
Sixth generation Hodgdon family member, Audrey Hodgdon, appointed as the company's director of sales and marketing

Maine Boats Homes & Harbors Show Introduces Concours d'Epifanes

Tuesday, August 2nd 2016
The 14th Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors Show has unveiled a new feature for the annual hig