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  • Published
    May 15, 2010

    Shipping news

    The Penobscot Bay and River Pilots Association reported the following activity. May 13 The tug Christine McAllister and barge RTC 502 carrying gas to Searsport. May 15 The tug Adriatic Sea and barge DBL 103 carrying oil to Searsport. May 16 The tug Julie and barge Yucatan carrying oil to Searsport.  

  • Published
    May 14, 2010

    Trident Yacht Basin expands Rockland docks

    Yachting Solutions of Rockport has announced the expansion of Trident Yacht Basin. Prock Marine recently set new pilings for the 400-foot float expansion at the Rockland facility. According to a May 12 press release, Dock Master Adam Fuller has been making repairs to winter-damaged floats and construction has started on new bathrooms, laundry facilities and a lounge. These new amenities will be available to ...

  • Published
    May 8, 2010

    Shipping news

    The Penobscot Bay and River Pilots Association reported the following activity. May 6 Asphalt Seminole carrying asphalt to Searsport. May 9 New England carrying diesel and oil to Searsport.  

  • Published
    May 1, 2010

    Shipping news

    The Penobscot Bay and River Pilots Association reported the following activity. April 29 Neveska Lady carrying gas and diesel to Searsport. May 1 The tug Coho and barge Penn 92 carrying asphalt to Searsport. Annette carrying clay to Searsport. May 2 The tug Liberty Service and barge Energy 11105 carrying ethanol to Searsport. May 4 Maritime Gisella carrying caustic to Searsport. The Herald ...

  • Published
    April 26, 2010

    FMC names new plant manager

    FMC Corporation has named Dennis Kearney the manager for the FMC BioPolymer plant in Rockland. In this position, effective immediately, Kearney is responsible for all operations at the plant off Tillson Avenue, which produces carrageenan. “Kearney brings to Rockland extensive plant manufacturing experience and we look forward to his leadership in Rockland," said John Bartholomew, FMC BioPolymer operations ...

  • Published
    April 10, 2010

    Shipping news

    The Penobscot Bay and River Pilots Association reported the following activity. April 6 Isola Blue carrying diesel to Searsport. April 7 Alangova carrying caustic to Searsport. April 8 British Ensign carrying gas and oil to Searsport.

  • Published
    April 9, 2010

    Samoset Resort undergoes major renovation

    In preparation for the coming tourist season, the Samoset Resort in Rockport has nearly completed a major renovation including improvements to rooms, landscaping, the golf course and a guest cottage. In addition, General Manager Cornelius Russell said the resort plans changes in the near future, including new cottages, condominiums and a spa. The renovation project began in December and is expected to be ...

  • Published
    April 9, 2010

    Lobstermen’s focus turns to sustainable marketing

    At its April 7 meeting, the Zone D Lobster Council briefly visited an issue that has been a major discussion topic throughout the industry in recent months. "Less than 20 percent of our product is sold live," said lobsterman Gerry Cushman of Port Clyde. "The consumer's not educated about the processed product." Cushman said a large part of the next statewide Lobster Advisory Council meeting will be devoted to ...

  • Published
    April 8, 2010

    Smiling Cow opens for 70th season

    The doors to the Smiling Cow at 41 Main St. in Camden will reopen Saturday, April 17, an event that will mark the store's 70th year. Owner Meg Quijano plans to hold a celebration with prizes and refreshments from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Smiling Cow was founded in 1925 in Boothbay, where Quijano's grandmother, Margaret Hawkey, opened her first shop. The Camden shop was opened in 1940 by Quijano's parents and is ...

  • Published
    April 7, 2010

    Solar panels top roof of historic Hope General Store

    The Hope General Store had 20 solar panels mounted on its roof on April 6. ReVision Energy of Liberty installed the 4.6 kilowatt solar unit for Andrew Stewart, owner of the Hope General Store. Stewart said the price for the panels was so good that he couldn't pass it up. Besides the environmental benefits, one can also receive state and federal credits for using solar power, he said. Stewart will still rely ...

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