News of Maine's Coast and Islands
The 2010 closure of the Stinson sardine cannery in Prospect Harbor and the layoffs of scores of workers sparked fears about this small town’s economic well-being.
“It was the summer right after the fire. I used to dream as a child about what happened to my island.”
Clearly, he was bright, and probably would go far, equipped with confidence and natural verbal skills…
We all want the same thing for Maine—robust working waterfronts, resilient coastal communities, and conservation of natural resources…
The broad sands of Popham Beach have been battered by storms in recent years, diminishing the distance between dunes and the ocean.
Maine may be relatively safe from hurricanes, but warming waters could change that status. We certainly are not immune from sea level rise. So, what should Maine's response be?
Pollution closes clam flats in the St. George River
Shellfish harvesting areas in the St. George River, which runs from Waldo County to Knox County, were closed in early September in response to a sewage leak.
“Randy thinks the future of the industry is in making sure everyone is accountable for what they catch and what they throw over.” —Ben Martens
Brooks Trap Mill is the state’s biggest seller of lobster traps, with about 50,000 going off the lot each year in Thomaston, and from satellite stores in Jonesboro, West Bath and Portland.