PORT CLYDE — Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association (MCFA) announced the naming of their office building in Brunswick  after the Cushman family of Port Clyde. The naming of the building was made possible thanks to a generous donation from longtime summer residents of Port Clyde Ben Lipson and Dr. Jill Roth, with a matching contribution from the Port Clyde community.

The Cushman family encompasses multiple generations of Maine fishermen, including current MCFA board members (and brothers), Randy and Gerry Cushman. Both men are part of the original assembly of fishermen from the St. George Peninsula who founded what was then called Midcoast Fishermen’s Association in 2006.

The announcement of the naming of MCFA’s Pleasant Street office building in honor of the Cushman family was made at an event held at the Ocean View Grange in Port Clyde on Aug. 8. MCFA’s Executive Director Ben Martens presented the sign for the building to Gerry Cushman along with other members of the family, saying, “The Cushman family has been the heart of this organization from the very beginning, and we are thrilled to be able to publicly honor their contributions as leaders and stewards for Maine’s fisheries.”

“For generations, the Cushmans have been a positive force in Port Clyde and the fishing community. It is a privilege to support the naming of the Cushman Family Building as a recognition of the Cushman family’s leadership role in the Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association,” said Ben Lipson and Dr. Jill Roth in a statement to MCFA.