The stern deck of Maine Maritime Academy's current training vessel. FILE PHOTO: TOM GROENING

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New, bigger State of Maine being built

Barring the vagaries of pandemics, the economy, and politics, Maine Maritime Academy in Castine will have a new training ship before the end of 2024. Its impacts on both the academy and the town will be hard to miss even before its arrival. To be christened as the next T/S… SEE MORE
Tina Ingraham’s Harbor Fish Market, Portland Pier, 2005, oil on canvas, 30 x 74 inches. PHOTO: DENNIS GRIGGS

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Tina Ingraham paints the Custom House Wharf

[caption id="attachment_32372" align="alignnone" width="780"] Tina Ingraham’s Harbor Fish Market, Portland Pier, 2005, oil on canvas, 30 x 74 inches. PHOTO: DENNIS GRIGGS[/caption] For the watercolor class she taught in the continuing studies program at the Portland School of Art in 1987, painter Marsha Donahue took her students to the Custom… SEE MORE
The Hesper and Luther Little, circa 1945, near Wiscasset’s town landing. PHOTO: COURTESY MAINE MARITIME MUSEUM

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Maine’s lost fixtures: The Wiscasset schooners

For more than 60 years, the four-mast schooners Hesper and Luther Little lay abandoned in the Sheepscot River. Better known as the “Wiscasset Schooners,” they served as an iconic landmark to millions of passersby travelling on Maine’s coastal Route 1. The sight of these schooners charmed the masses, stirring visions… SEE MORE
A lobster boat at its mooring off Great Cranberry Island.

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Mills offers relief for fishermen, ocean farmers

Amid high costs, Gov. Janet Mills announced that her administration is taking action to deliver relief for Maine’s commercial fishermen and ocean farmers. The Maine Department of Marine Resources (DMR) will use $8.3 million in federal funding to reimburse resident commercial fishermen, dealers, processors, and those in the aquaculture sector… SEE MORE
An aerial view of the shore at Camp Ellis in Saco.

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Shelter from the storm

Financial assistance may soon be on the way for construction of a new jetty off a breakwater at Camp Ellis in Saco in hopes of mitigating severe beach erosion the seaside community has contended with for generations. The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have passed the Water Resources Development… SEE MORE