• Lighthouse stories

    Lighthouse stories

    SEARSPORT — Judy Chandler will share photos and stories about her family’s adventures and experience living in a lighthouse, on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 5:30 p.m., at the Penobscot Marine Museum. Chandler’s grandparents ran the Blue Hill Bay Lighthouse. They raised twelve children at this remote lighthouse, accessible by foot only at low tide, or

  • Town floats to be moved

    Town floats to be moved

    TREMONT — Floats at the town wharf will be returned to the state lease configuration and town officials will take the winter to explore other options, selectmen decided at a recent meeting. The configuration of the floats has been debated for several years, following requests for changes from Thurston’s Lobster Pound, who would like to

  • MDI sailing fourth at Portland regatta

    MDI sailing fourth at Portland regatta

    PORTLAND — The Mount Desert Island youth sailing team, organized by the MDI Community Sailing Center as a club sport in the fall, finished fourth of 13 teams Saturday at a SailMaine regatta in Portland. It was the fourth regatta of the fall season for the Trojans, who will host a regatta this coming weekend

  • Abandoned boat to be auctioned by town

    Abandoned boat to be auctioned by town

    TREMONT — A boat that lived up to its name, Breakaway, is now the property of the town and will soon be auctioned off. The 1972 Pearson 26-foot sailboat that washed up on the Bass Harbor shore last June has been given to the town in exchange for docking fees, but the town has no

  • Teacher switches to oyster farming

    Teacher switches to oyster farming

    CRANBERRY ISLES — Back when Lauren Gray was working for Commercial Fisheries News, she wrote a couple of feature stories about aquaculture. “I thought it was really neat,” she said. “But at the time I didn’t have any idea I was going to become an oyster farmer.” A few years later, when she got a

  • Belfast salmon farm plans move forward

    BELFAST — The mills of the gods are said to grind slow and so, it seems, does the process for establishing a land-based salmon farm. Last week, Nordic Aquafarms, which has plans to build a state-of-the-art land-based salmon farm in Belfast, gave formal notice that it will file an application for a wastewater discharge permit

  • Sunbeam getting  new telemed gear

    Sunbeam getting new telemed gear

    BAR HARBOR — Sharon Daley, the Maine Seacoast Mission’s director of island health services, says the Mission is getting portable telemedicine equipment that will allow them to connect more patients on the outer islands with their medical providers via videoconferencing. Currently, that connection requires a land line for the Mission’s ship, Sunbeam, to lock into.

  • Shrimp meetings

    Shrimp meetings

    PORTLAND — The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission’s Northern Shrimp Section will meet in Portland on Thursday, Oct. 4, at the Maine Historical Society, 489 Congress St., to review the findings of the 2018 Benchmark Stock Assessment and Peer Review Report and consider its approval for management use. The section also will review Draft Addendum