Waterfront

  • Hook property vote Tuesday

    Hook property vote Tuesday

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Voters here are to weigh-in Tuesday on the purchase of land next to the Manset Town Dock that many see as critical to the future of the town’s waterfront. Voters at a special town meeting scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at the fire station are being asked if they wish to

  • Ferry terminal property progress reports

    BAR HARBOR — Leaders of each of four groups examining potential uses of the former international ferry terminal property on Eden Street submitted progress reports this week. The Bar Harbor ferry terminal property advisory committee and its subcommittees were appointed by the Town Council earlier this fall. See barharbormaine.gov for committee contact information and meeting

  • Terminal property ‘clawback’ changed

    Terminal property ‘clawback’ changed

    BAR HARBOR — The option agreement for the town to purchase the former international ferry terminal on Eden Street from the state contains a “clawback” provision in case the town fails to develop the property for an acceptable maritime use. On Tuesday, the Town Council approved an amendment to the option agreement between the town

  • MDI club sailing season concludes

    MDI club sailing season concludes

    BOOTHBAY HARBOR — Sunday was forecast to be foggy with light winds, but the MDI Community Sailing Center youth club team and the four other teams in the Pen Bay League headed to Boothbay to get in one last regatta. MDI finished fifth in this regatta and fourth overall on the season. The K.C. Heyniger

  • Planned license lottery panned at scallop meeting

    Planned license lottery panned at scallop meeting

    ELLSWORTH — Three dozen or so scallop harvesters came to Ellsworth City Hall last Wednesday evening for a Department of Marine Resources hearing on new scallop fishing rules. The apparent average age in the room seemed to indicate that the fishery is indeed getting older. As many as 600 harvesters may have Maine scallop licenses,

  • Life on Mark Island Lighthouse inspires memoir

    Life on Mark Island Lighthouse inspires memoir

    WINTER HARBOR — Roaring Bull, a ledge awash in only 3 feet of water at mean low tide, lies in eastern Frenchman Bay. When it’s blowing hard from the northwest and a heavy sea is running from the south, the waves strike the shoals, sending white foam up and billowing back like a bridal train.

  • New seat added to cruise committee

    New seat added to cruise committee

    BAR HARBOR — The town’s Cruise Ship Committee increased in size from 16 to 17 members following a public hearing and Town Council action last week to amend the cruise ship ordinance. The additional seat, for a person “of working knowledge of the cruise industry in Maine,” will go to Amy Powers, a former director

  • Property offered to town: Special town meeting set

    Property offered to town: Special town meeting set

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — After years of failed attempts to get a response to an offer to purchase a waterfront property adjacent to the Manset Town Dock, the owner has agreed to sell it to the town for its appraised value. Now it’s up to voters to approve the deal. Selectmen on Tuesday scheduled a special

  • Shellfish licensing is under review

    Shellfish licensing is under review

    BAR HARBOR — The Bar Harbor Marine Resources Committee will review the town’s shellfish conservation ordinance at its meeting on Oct. 18 after a discrepancy left two licenses open to the public. Committee Secretary Chris Petersen said the committee changed the licensing rules in 2012 to say that applicants had to do a minimum of