News of Maine's Coast and Islands
A letter recently landed on my desk from a reader of The Working Waterfront.
A reexamination leads one to conclude that title to Maine’s intertidal lands is held by the state in trust for the public…
“The minerals in the mud around here are really good for your skin." —Willie Drury
Rick Frantz and Jennifer Fox are part of Portland’s vibrant waterfront scene. They own Andy’s Old Port Pub on Commercial Street, and they take the ferry home each night to Great Diamond Island. Casco Bay is literally their backyard.
Salt marshes are disappearing. Scientists, who say these tidal wetlands are critical components of coastal environments, have been sounding the alarm for years.
With the new engine, Glover’s fuel is consumption down 10 percent to 12 percent.
Media, Aquaculture & Marine
The documentary film The Smog of the Sea chronicles a one-week journey of citizen scientists on a mission to assess the fate of plastics in the world’s oceans.
Maine’s share of the recent settlement with Volkswagen for the car manufacturer’s violation of emission laws is about $21 million.
“These free admission days are like a limited time free trial offer,” said Acadia Superintendent Kevin Schneider.