READY FOR ACTION … Sailing dinghies at the Mount Desert Island Community Sailing Center in Southwest Harbor. The high school sailing team began practice here last week and heads to its first regattas this weekend, in Falmouth and Marblehead. PHOTO COURTESY OF WINSTON SHAW
NOT YET A GOLD RUSH … An elver fishermen tends nets in Somesville this week. Two weeks into the season, the juvenile eels are still scarce. PHOTO COURTESY OF WINSTON SHAW
WHAT SPRING? … Like much of the Acadia National Park Loop Road, this section just north of Jordan Pond House still has a thick covering of ice. So, as of now, it is unclear whether the Loop Road will be ready to open April 15 as usual.
SWEET SCIENCE … John Barnes, left, and John Piergallini add maple sap to a custom cooker at College of the Atlantic Saturday. The crew boiled down 250 gallons for syrup to be served in the college’s dining hall. ISLANDER PHOTO BY LIZ GRAVES