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Propane on ferries remains a balancing act

  ROCKLAND — Trucks carrying propane in bulk or in 100-pound cylinders can travel to islands on the state ferry service, but not without restrictions on the number of passengers on the vessels. That's the compromise solution offered to the Maine State Ferry Service by the U.S. Coast Guard, after… SEE MORE
An aerial view of West Street in Bar Harbor shows the prominence of the West Street Hotel

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Spiffed up or over-developed?

BAR HARBOR — Artist and business owner Sherry Rasmussen remembers, in the 1970s, taking her puppy for a romp at the sand bar off Bar Harbor. A 20-something traveling by VW van, she was new in town, proudly sporting a pair of L.L. Bean boat shoes. On this nice day,… SEE MORE
The Morris Yachts yard in Bass Harbor is up for sale. The old Sim Davis building is on the right.

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Developer ponders new uses for old Bass Harbor boatyard

TREMONT — A waterfront boatyard dating back at least to the 1940s could face transformation and be split into residential and mixed-use maritime uses, with a developer from Southern Maine exploring options. It could be a return, of sorts, to the original mix of uses on the property, which was… SEE MORE

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CMP working on second line to Islesboro

Central Maine Power is planning to install a second underwater electric cable to Islesboro to provide back-up service should the existing cable fail, said Gail Rice, the company spokeswoman. The project, for which the utility is still seeking permits, is expected to cost between $1.5 million and $2 million, Rice… SEE MORE
A map showing the ports at which Eimskip calls.

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Portland steamships link to lucrative European market

PORTLAND — One of the best business opportunities Maine has seen in years could begin with a single pallet-load of goods. That opportunity is now available through Eimskip, the Icelandic company that in the last two years has established a shipping facility at the west end of Commercial Street. Eimskip… SEE MORE

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On the Record: Front Street Shipyard’s JB Turner

BELFAST, Maine – The Front Street Shipyard has been the biggest thing to happen to the city's waterfront since the poultry plant was demolished in the late 1990s. JB Turner, president of the yard, is the most visible of the company's six partners, and though he bears a prestigious title,… SEE MORE