Waterfront

  • Wildlife and change on the frozen continent

    Wildlife and change on the frozen continent

    BAR HARBOR — Ross Dinyari will discuss his most recent trip to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands Friday, June 7, at 7 p.m. at the Jesup Memorial Library. Dinyari, who has been to Antarctica four times, first visited in 2001 and has noted steady changes to the landscape in that time. “The global

  • Climate change resilience on the Maine coast

    Climate change resilience on the Maine coast

    BAR HARBOR — Marine scientist Susie Arnold of The Island Institute will discuss community responses to ocean acidification and sea level rise in Maine islands and coastal towns May 24 at the College of the Atlantic. The free public talk, which begins at 4:10 p.m. in McCormick Lecture Hall, is part of the Seminar on

  • Great Harbor Regatta moves to Castine, temporarily

    Great Harbor Regatta moves to Castine, temporarily

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — High school sailors looking forward to a trip to Mount Desert Island to race in the sixth annual Great Harbor Regatta this weekend are in for a surprise. This year, they won’t be sailing Turbo 420 dinghies from the MDI Community Sailing Center floats off Clark Point. Instead, they will be back

  • Elver quota almost filled Price down 11%

    Elver quota almost filled Price down 11%

    ELLSWORTH — Officially, the elver fishing season still has more than two weeks to run, but for most harvesters it’s already time to move on to some other occupation. By state law, Maine’s elver fishing season opens March 22 and ends June 10. By nature’s law, the season effectively closed on May 19, with fishermen

  • DMR chief briefs Legislature on whales, bait

    DMR chief briefs Legislature on whales, bait

    By Stephen Rappaport AUGUSTA — Department of Marine Resources Commissioner Patrick Keliher briefed the Legislature’s Marine Resources Committee on the latest news from the lobster bait and whale front. The news was not good. Speaking at a May 7 committee workshop, Keliher said the state was under severe pressure from NOAA Fisheries to find ways

  • Burnt Coat light restoration begins

    Burnt Coat light restoration begins

    SWAN’S ISLAND — The light tower at Burnt Coat Harbor Light Station on Swan’s Island soon will look like new. After almost 150 years, the light tower was showing its age, with cracks and fissures in the masonry and severe rust beneath the catwalk around the metal lantern room. The town has contracted with Tito

  • Seacoast Mission  chooses shipyard for Sunbeam refit

    Seacoast Mission chooses shipyard for Sunbeam refit

    BAR HARBOR — The Maine Seacoast Mission will be completing midlife refurbishment of its 74-foot boat, Sunbeam V, at Front Street Shipyard in Belfast. The Sunbeam’s last trip ended April 25. “Then there’s a week to 10-day decommissioning period for the boat in Northeast Harbor. In early May the boat will go down to Front