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Charged winds blowing along East Coast

Scheduled to begin construction in 2024, the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project launched by Dominion Energy is the largest of its kind in the country. A 2.6-gigawatt wind farm that will consist of 176 wind turbines, each standing at around 800-feet tall 27 miles off the Virginia coast, the project… SEE MORE

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On-land shrimp farm gears up in Midwest

As the herring gull flies, it's 1,500 miles between Madison Bay Harbor and the nearest saltwater at Hudson Bay in the Arctic Ocean. Maybe that’s because Madison Bay Harbor isn't a real harbor, and there are neither herring gulls nor saltwater to be found anywhere on the Dakota plains. Madison… SEE MORE
The WoodenBoat campus in Brooklin.

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WoodenBoat founder turns over the helm

In the early 1970s, Jon Wilson realized he wasn’t as good a boatbuilder as others whose works he admired. But he was a pretty good thinker about boatbuilding. “At that time, wooden boats had been going out of fashion and fiberglass boats were coming in, big time,” he recalled. “I… SEE MORE

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App will assist lobster fishery reporting

Commercial fishermen now have access to a free app that simplifies required harvest reporting for both state and federally licensed fishermen. Developed by technology company Bluefin Data under a contract with the Maine Department of Marine Resources, the app, called VESL, is the result of a required increase in the… SEE MORE
Detail from one of Nora Flanagan's quilts.

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Cutting up and stitching the coast back together

Nora Flanagan renders the beauty of Maine’s cool blue coast in a warm and tactile form. Her applique quilts, born from scraps of fabric, are as evocative as any painting and, given the process by which they are created, rely on a kind of abstraction—scissor-sliced color swatches—that serves to represent… SEE MORE