News of Maine's Coast and Islands
On a late spring morning in 1920, the steamboat Governor Bodwell was docked at Tillson’s Wharf in Rockland and preparing to depart for Vinalhaven. Shoveling coal below decks was my grandfather...
At the Island Institute, we’ve seen how some residents of our state’s island and coastal communities can be left behind...
“The boat’s never locked, the coffee is always hot. Folks are welcome on board, and we’ll just sit and chat.” —Douglas Cornman
The outlook for Maine’s lobster industry for 2020, and likely beyond, is murky at best.
No one can doubt that our commercial fishing industry is now suffering from a variety of problems, some long in the making and others quite recent.
A second massive cruise ship—the 11-deck Norwegian Sun—may soon tie up within the Bay of Fundy at a temporary berth being offered by the Eastport Port Authority.
For the first time, both are considering new vessels powered by hybrid diesel and electric fuel systems.
As the climate changes in Maine, it is possible in future decades that the lobsters and clams may disappear like the sardines.
By Sebastian Belle
Times like this make one remember what really matters in life. They cause us to refocus on core values and reflect on the essentials: family, friends, and food.