Rockweed, bagged and piled at a Hancock Point boatyard. FILE PHOTO: TOM GROENING

Working Waterfront

Sharing the weight of rockweed science

On a recent Wednesday morning, a small group of volunteers walked the shoreline in Lamoine with buckets, mesh bags, large square plastic picture frames, and fish-weighing scales. Carefully picking their way across the slippery seaweed, they laid out transects, and began to count and weigh the rockweed, hefting pound after… SEE MORE
Cutler Harbor

Working Waterfront

Human encounters are different here

Is it possible to write this column, titled “Reflections,” about the idea of reflection itself? Who knows. What I can say is that throughout my time as an Island Fellow in Washington County, one of the biggest components of my experience has been just that—reflection. Much of my day-to-day work… SEE MORE