A National Park Service report shows that Acadia National Park’s 3.5 million visits in 2017 resulted in $284 million in spending in the local region. That spending supported about 4,163 jobs and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $338 million.
If you visit Swan’s Island for a weekend getaway, don’t expect much nightlife. Unless, that is, your idea of night life is a peaceful early evening stroll down a quiet road to the shore, or a short drive to the lighthouse to watch the sunset.
The Penobscot Bay Tractor Tug Co. is a business that plays a vital role in the state’s and region’s commerce, helping ships from around the world dock at ports in nearby Searsport and Bucksport, delivering liquid fuels and bulk cargoes.
Tugboats are the work horses of the maritime world, and seem, by design, to be steady, sure-footed, and safe. But the April Commercial Fisheries News reports on an odd, and probably unusual, tugboat mishap.