Harold Burnham

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Ernestina-Morrissey: A schooner that carries history

By Laurie Schreiber BOOTHBAY HARBOR—Talk about living history. The historic Boothbay Harbor Shipyard is beginning a new phase to restore the historic Essex, Mass.-built Ernestina-Morrissey—a former Grand Banks fishing schooner, Arctic explorer, U.S. Naval ship and Cape Verdean trans-Atlantic packet, and today the official tall ship of the Commonwealth of… SEE MORE
Wayfarer Marine

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Lyman-Morse buys Wayfarer Marine

By Tom Groening Thomaston-based Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding has purchased Wayfarer Marine in Camden. Lyman-Morse announced the purchase on July 1. The terms of the purchase were not disclosed. Both boatyards have deep ties to their communities. Lyman-Morse's history dates back nearly 100 years, while boatbuilding at the Wayfarer site began in… SEE MORE
The map shows two possible routes for a new bridge linking Eastport (formerly Moose Island) to the mainland. The route shown in the blue box

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Port boosters want Eastport to be island again

The caption on an earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the preferred route for a new bridge. By Tom Groening EASTPORT — Drive around the picturesque village of Eastport and you'll see references to Moose Island. That's because until the 1930s, when an ambitious but unrealized tidal power project… SEE MORE