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Three cited for herring violations

Thursday, September 19th 2019
“These violations are nothing short of a blatant disregard of the rules that protect Atlantic herring.” Said Commissioner Patrick Keliher.

A sailor and his pocket cruiser

Friday, September 13th 2019
Nigel Irens is a British yacht designer best known for his high performance, ocean racing multi-hulls. He designed this small, lug-rigged yawl, know as the Romilly design and a bigger sister in the 1990s.

Portland company awarded $8 million Navy Contract

Thursday, August 8th 2019
The three-year contract from the U.S. Navy Office of Naval Research focuses on pursuing new science and technology for safer hulls and hybrid-electric propulsion systems for fast boats.

Silent Maid, a 2009 catboat, takes top honors in Castine to Camden race

Monday, August 5th 2019
Under clear skies and a dying northwest breeze moving to the southwest, thirty-six boats set sail from the Castine harbor headed for Camden. Because of a dying wind and a turning tide, the race was shortened.

Camden Classics Cup draws record number of boats

Wednesday, July 31st 2019
The event, presented by Lyman-Morse from Friday through Saturday, July 26-27 included racing in and around outer Camden Harbor and Penobscot Bay. Some 75 yachts competed, up from 68 last year, in nine classes.

Five dogs will compete for the title of World Championship Boatyard Dog Trials

Tuesday, July 30th 2019
The 2019 World Championship Boatyard Dog Trials will take place during the Maine Boat & Home Show on the Rockland waterfront at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, August 11, and are included in the price of an admission ticket to the show.

Annual Boat & Home Show Goes Green

Thursday, July 25th 2019
The Maine Boat & Home Show, August 9-11, 2019, in Rockland, Maine, has implemented a fleet of new initiatives this year as part of an ongoing effort to become a Zero Waste event. Many exhibitors at the show also will feature products designed to promote greener living.

Castine Classic Yacht event to celebrate Herreshoff

Wednesday, July 24th 2019
The 20th annual Castine Classic Yacht Celebration, sponsored by the Castine Yacht Club, will honor the iconic designs of Nathanael G. Herreshoff.

Get ready for the Maine Boat & Home Show in Rockland, Aug. 9-11

Wednesday, July 24th 2019
The Maine Boat & Home Show, to be held on the Rockland waterfront August 9-11, will feature an array of events and happenings in addition to a fleet of close to 100 boats, large and small, power and sail.

Front Street Shipyard opens new client lounge and interior design showroom

Thursday, July 18th 2019
TACK studios — Yacht Interior Design of North Yarmouth, Maine, styled a 400-square-foot room overlooking the waterfront in Front Street Shipyard’s Building 1. The client lounge now doubles as an interior design showroom featuring color and fabric samples as well as design inspiration for yachts.

Museum exhibit showcases women who lobster

Wednesday, July 17th 2019
The exhibit showcases the lobster industry, explores Maine’s traditions and heritage, and reveals the strength of women.

Former sardine carrier reborn as cruising yacht

Tuesday, July 16th 2019
Built in 1941, the 69-foot William Underwood spent years hauling herring from weirs and seine nets to the Underwood Packing plan in Jonesport, Maine. Taylor Allen and the crew at Rockport Marine spent 13 years rebuilding it into an elegant yacht.

Coastal community loses a good friend and champion

Thursday, July 11th 2019
Our friend, Sam Manning, passed away on the night of July 9, 2019.

Schooner Mary Day wins Great Schooner Race by just four seconds on corrected time

Monday, July 8th 2019
With boats ranging from 48 to 141 feet, and the two oldest windjammers in America racing against newer, sleeker ones, it was a race filled with skill, luck and who found the wind first.

Maine Maritime Museum raises $3.37 million for renovations

Thursday, June 27th 2019
The “First Impressions” project encompasses a complete redevelopment of the front entrance and south side of the museum’s campus to enhance the visitor experience, create an ecologically friendly and attractive landscape, and improve handicapped accessibility.

$1.1 million allocated for working waterfront access projects

Friday, June 21st 2019
Through the Working Waterfront Access Protection Program, funds have been set-aside for six projects along the coast to ensure that the property remains available to support commercial fishing or aquaculture activities.

Grant will fund improvements at Rockland Marine

Wednesday, June 19th 2019
The company plans to use the funding to purchase a high pressure water blast system, two telescoping boom lifts, and two fork lift trucks, which will replace the use of rental equipment and outdated equipment.

Friends of Casco Bay launches new, bigger pumpout boat

Friday, June 14th 2019
It might not seem like that big a deal, but boats like this and organizations like the Friends keep Casco Bay clean.

Brooklin Boat Yard Launches Custom 55-Foot Sloop

Thursday, June 13th 2019
Designed by the Spanish design firm Botin Partners, Outlier is a spirit of tradition racer and daysailer.

Maine Boat & Home Show unveils new poster

Tuesday, June 11th 2019
The annual event will held on the Rockland waterfront August 9-11. The poster evokes a retro travel poster in style, and was created in concert with graphic designer and artist Anneli Skaar.