Down the ways.

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Capt. Spear joins ferry fleet

[caption id="attachment_26421" align="alignnone" width="600"] The view from the catwalk.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_26422" align="alignnone" width="600"] The late Richard Spear’s daughter Linda christens the new ferry.[/caption] PHOTOS BY MICHELE STAPLETON The Capt. Richard G. Spear, the Maine State Ferry Service’s newest vessel, was launched April 9 at the Washburn & Doughty yard… SEE MORE

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Island high school grads back in gear

Three islanders graduating from high school this month are moving forward into more education and experience, undeterred by the pandemic:   [caption id="attachment_26379" align="alignleft" width="350"] Cameron Thorpe[/caption] Cameron Todd of Chebeague Island graduated from Yarmouth High School and will study cybersecurity at Thomas College this fall. During the past two… SEE MORE
The former pilot boat before being refitted.

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Island freight business finds its Northern Star

[caption id="attachment_26272" align="alignnone" width="400"] Northern Star, a former pilot boat, at Front Street Shipyard in Belfast, where it was retrofitted to carry freight. PHOTO: COURTESY BRIAN KRAFJACK[/caption] Even before the pandemic, online ordering made getting goods shipped to Swan’s Island and Frenchboro increasingly attractive—often more so than heading off for… SEE MORE