Waterfront

  • Stanley to be feted

    Stanley to be feted

    SOUTHWEST HARBOR — The Southwest Harbor Public Library presents an event to celebrate Ralph Stanley Saturday, Oct. 13, from 2-4  p.m. Stanley is a boat-builder, storyteller, genealogist, historian, musician, library trustee, author, and more. The gathering will include “live music by Ruth Grierson, Skip Fraley, and Ralph himself, plus time for sharing stories, and a

  • Herring quotas under review

    Herring quotas under review

    PLYMOUTH, Mass. — With bait prices on the rise and the bait in short supply, the New England Fishery Management Council (NEMFC) met in Plymouth, Mass., on Tuesday to take final action on an amendment to the Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic herring. It’s a step that some lobstermen fear will prevent them from getting

  • “Shave and a haircut” in store for Sunbeam

    “Shave and a haircut” in store for Sunbeam

    STONINGTON — The Sunbeam V arrived in Stonington on Thursday, Sept. 13, for the boat’s annual routine maintenance. Missing the tide by just 15-minutes, the Maine Seacoast Mission boat waited until the next day to be hauled out of the water. With the Sunbeam’s major refitting six months away, Captain Michael Johnson said the crew

  • Harbor pilots weather state legislation

    Harbor pilots weather state legislation

    BAR HARBOR — If Bay Ferries resumes international ferry service from Bar Harbor, it will be with the daily assistance of a Maine licensed harbor pilot such as Captain Skip Strong. Strong is a member of the Penobscot Bay and River Pilots Association. His job as harbor pilot is to board vessels and work with

  • Welles wins worlds again

    Welles wins worlds again

    LAKE GARDA, ITALY — Southwest Harbor native Will Welles landed his second J24 world championship title in four years earlier this month. A former member of the MDIHS Sailing Team, Welles and three other J24 world champions sailed the boat, Kaster, to lead the 40th year of the international regatta. One of 89 teams from

  • Welles wins worlds again

    Welles wins worlds again

    LAKE GARDA, ITALY — Southwest Harbor native Will Welles landed his second J24 world championship title in four years earlier this month. A former member of the MDIHS Sailing Team, Welles and three other J24 world champions sailed the boat, Kaster, to lead the 40th year of the international regatta. One of 89 teams from

  • Ferry company fleshes out plan

    BAR HARBOR — The town council is set to decide in a few weeks whether to accept Bay Ferries’ proposal for a five-year lease of a portion of the Eden Street property the town is purchasing from the state. The company holds a 10-year contract with the Province of Nova Scotia to provide ferry service

  • Fish shack squatter ordered out; Aid Society to secure building

    Fish shack squatter ordered out; Aid Society to secure building

    MOUNT DESERT — Someone has been living illegally in the small fish shack on Otter Cove, according to Code Enforcement Officer Kim Keene. She has ordered the Otter Creek Aid Society, which owns the building, to have it vacated immediately. “I have determined that the existing structure is in violation [of the Uniform Plumbing Code]

  • Schooners call it a season at annual Sail-in

    Schooners call it a season at annual Sail-in

    BROOKLIN — With September well under way, captains in Maine’s schooner fleet must start thinking about the long winter ahead with no passengers to entertain and some time to enjoy the woodstove. Before they can turn their attention to the endless list of chores that comes with maintaining big, old wooden sailboats, the skippers have

  • MMA sweeps inaugural race

    CASTINE — Maine Maritime Academy recently sent two Monomoy rescue rowboat teams to SUNY Maritime Academy in Throggs Neck, N.Y., to compete in the inaugural George C. Previll Memorial Inter-Academy Monomoy Challenge. Winning both parts of the challenge, MMA collected $4,000 in scholarship money: a $2,500 first place prize for the Monomoy race and a