The fishing vessel Westward, moored in Boothbay Harbor since 2012, slipped its mooring and ended up on the rocks. In this photo, from the Boothbay Register newspaper, shows it being towed off the ledge.
The Maine Department of Marine Resources will hold a public hearing May 14 on a proposal to dredge Beals Harbor and Pig Island Gut Channel. The hearing, set for 6 p.m. at the Beals Elementary School, will be conducted to receive testimony solely about the impact on the fishing industry.
This winter's book selection included a front to back reading of Michael Pollan's Omnivore's Dilemma, which I had dipped into here and there since it first came out in 2006. Another was chef Daniel Barber's The Third Plate. Both of these fellas racked up tons of frequent flier miles zipping around the Northern Hemisphere.