• Sturge’s archives

    Sturge’s archives

    SEARSPORT — The Penobscot Marine Museum’s archives include photos and correspondence of the late sailor and historian Sturgis Haskins, “ready for the right enthusiast to create an article or book,” a recent newsletter from the museum said. “Anyone interested in Sturgis Haskins’s entire archive should be aware that it is split between Penobscot Marine Museum

  • Bar Harbor breakwater repairs eyed

    Bar Harbor breakwater repairs eyed

    BAR HARBOR — The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing to repair the hundred-year-old breakwater that protects the docks and anchorages of Bar Harbor. It’s not yet clear how extensive the work will be, when it will be done and whether the town will need to contribute to the cost. According to Captain

  • Coast Guard members to be paid on time

    Coast Guard members to be paid on time

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — For awhile last week, it looked like the partial government shutdown might prevent 42,000 Coast Guard members from being paid for pre-shutdown work until the shutdown ends. Following reports of a payroll system issue that would prevent the service members from being paid, U.S. Senator Susan Collins contacted the White House to

  • Schooner Bowdoin returns to Boothbay for hull work

    Schooner Bowdoin returns to Boothbay for hull work

    BOOTHBAY HARBOR — Maine Maritime Academy’s schooner Bowdoin, the Official Vessel of the State of Maine and a National Historic Landmark, is undergoing hull restoration at Bristol Marine. The project requires replacement of 18 hull planks, identified in a marine survey conducted by GF Full and Associates. “Our goal is to maintain the boat to

  • Drug patrol crew returns

    Drug patrol crew returns

    BOSTON — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Campbell returned to Kittery, Maine on Tuesday following a three-month, 20,849-nautical mile counter narcotics patrol in the eastern Pacific Ocean. During the patrol, the crew of the Campbell seized approximately 5,300 kilograms of cocaine with an estimated value of $159 million and detained six suspected smugglers. “Campbell‘s

  • Rule changes floated

    Rule changes floated

    BOOTHBAY HARBOR — Public hearings are set for Jan. 9 at the Maine Department of Marine Resources offices in Boothbay Harbor for several rulemaking proposals. One of the proposed rules would update reporting requirements for halibut, shrimp and scallop harvesters to remove outdated references to LORAN stations and bearings as options for reporting harvesting locations.

  • Plans for Hook Property improvement moving forward

    Plans for Hook Property improvement moving forward

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Initial improvement plans to the shorefront property and parking lot at the Manset Town Dock are expected to begin this winter and be complete before the start of next summer season. The parking lot was once owned by Carolyn Hook. At special town meeting in 2017, residents approved the town’s purchase of

  • Ice breaking season underway

    Ice breaking season underway

    BOSTON — The Coast Guard launched its ice breaking season Monday, as winter’s cold temperatures are anticipated to impact every port, waterway, and harbor in the Northeast. Operation Reliable Energy for Northeast Winters (OpRENEW) is the Coast Guard’s region-wide effort to ensure Northeast communities have the security, supplies, energy, and emergency resources they need throughout

  • Gift of preservation

    Gift of preservation

    SEARSPORT — The Penobscot Marine Museum is home to a large photography archive of more than 300,000 images. The archive consists of many collections, the largest of which is the Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company collection, consisting of more than 50,000 negatives. Eastern Illustrating and Publishing Company was a real photo postcard company that operated

  • Ferry terminal lease may be in jeopardy

    Ferry terminal lease may be in jeopardy

    PORTLAND — Facility and staffing requirements for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) may jeopardize the plan to resume international ferry service between Bar Harbor and Nova Scotia next year. Town Manager Cornell Knight attended a meeting on Dec. 13 between Bay Ferries and CBP officials. The meeting, held at the CBP offices in Portland,