• Rally over whale rules planned

    STONINGTON — It was almost 45 years ago when a fictional news anchor named Howard Beale, played by Peter Finch in the film “Network,” shouted out to listeners “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not gonna take this anymore!” Last week, Stonington lobsterman Julie Eaton, speaking for most members of her industry said just

  • Hospice regatta, sloop race fill Great Harbor

    Hospice regatta, sloop race fill Great Harbor

    MOUNT DESERT — For sailors not engaged in the pursuit of victory or the pleasure of doing good while having a good time last weekend, Mount Desert Island’s Great Harbor must have seemed as busy as Interstate 295 during Portland’s rush hour. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday three different fleets — Luders 16s, International One-Designs

  • Sustainable fishing is talk topic

    Sustainable fishing is talk topic

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Geoffrey Smith will give a talk about the work of The Nature Conservancy’s Marine Program in the Gulf of Maine July 23 at 5:30 p.m. at the Southwest Harbor Public Library. Smith will discuss ongoing efforts by The Nature Conservancy to restore ecological health and resilience in the Gulf of Maine by

  • Downturn in lobster numbers could be coming

    Downturn in lobster numbers could be coming

    WALPOLE — If Maine lobstermen aren’t facing enough uncertainty, what with the late wet spring that delayed the start of the fishery, the likely scarcity and high price of bait and coming federal whale protection rules that could force radical changes in the way that they set their gear, a recent report on where juvenile

  • Sailing leaderboard

    Sailing leaderboard

    Northeast Harbor Fleet Independence Day Series IOD and Luders classes July 4-5 The Fourth of July was a fun day at the sailboat races with a warm west wind coming off the Manset shore. From Rice Point off Sutton, sailors had a tight beat up into Manset and Mark N. A long run to Seal

  • Sailboat high, dry on Fourth of July

    Sailboat high, dry on Fourth of July

    ACADIA NAT’L PARK — A 35-foot sailboat became stranded on the rocky shore of an area of the park known as Wonderland on the night of July 4. Wonderland is between Seawall and Bass Harbor Head. The sailboat is a Hinckley Pilot named Seal. Its home port is Southwest Harbor, according to the lettering on

  • Masterson, Stanley to talk lobster

    Masterson, Stanley to talk lobster

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Holly Masterson and John Stanley will give a talk about the Maine lobster industry Wednesday, July 17 at 7 p.m. at the Manset Meeting House. The free public talk is organized by the Southwest Harbor Historical Society. Both Masterson and Stanley are Southwest Harbor-based lobstermen. Masterson also crews on a scallop dragger.

  • Boating under the influence

    Boating under the influence

    BOSTON — Operation Dry Water, the national campaign to prevent boating under the influence, will begin July 4, and law enforcement crews will be patrolling to ensure boaters are safe on the water. Alcohol use is the leading known factor in fatal boating accidents. The Coast Guard will be partnering with local law enforcement agencies

  • Sailing Leaderboard

    Sailing Leaderboard

    Southwest Harbor Fleet June Luders Series On Sunday, June 22, the sun was trying hard to dry out all the sogginess but as the atmosphere heated up, the thunderstorms started to blossom. A rather large event passed just to the east a little before scheduled start time and whisked away most of the northwest breeze

  • Coast Guard helps spouses

    Coast Guard helps spouses

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Coast Guard Tuesday announced it will begin reimbursing spouses of Coast Guard service members for qualified relicensing costs incurred by them due to the transfer of an active duty service member to another state or territory. The Coast Guard has roughly 2,500 working spouses of service members, 10 to 20