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  • Published
    March 24, 2021

    Dive into Maritime Month

    The Camden Public Library carries on its Maritime Month tradition this April 2021, by hosting a series of online programs and featuring a month-long “virtual gallery” of vintage photographs from the library's Walsh History Center Collection. The gallery show, “A Visual History of Camden Harbor,” will be complemented by a slide talk given by Ken Gross, director of the History Center at the library, Tuesday, April ...

  • Published
    March 22, 2021

    Boat auction seeks boats and nautical items

    Due to the current pandemic and uncertainty of the number of people who will be allowed at event gatherings, this year's annual Boat Auction and Sale will be online. The boat inventory will be on the Penobscot Bay YMCA's website and Facebook page in early April. The Y is looking for boats of all types — sail, power, dinghy, kayak, canoe, skiffs, rowing shells, or surf boards — that individuals would like to ...

  • Published
    March 22, 2021

    Shore and Harbor Planning grants available

    The Maine Department of Marine Resources Coastal Program has announced the availability of funds for Shore and Harbor Planning grants. Funds are provided through the state's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Coastal Program Grant and the Shore and Harbor Fund managed by the Maine Department of Marine Resources Coastal Program. Shore and Harbor Planning Grants promote sound waterfront planning and ...

  • Published
    March 18, 2021

    Gulf of Maine Council seeks nominations for 2021 Awards

    The Gulf of Maine Council on the Marine Environment is issuing a call for nominations the 2021 awards. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, April 30. Awards will be given in the following categories Visionary Awards Up to two individuals, businesses, or organizations from each province and state bordering the Gulf of Maine will be selected to receive Visionary Awards to recognize innovation, creativity ...

  • Published
    March 17, 2021

    New law requires use of engine cut-off switches

    Operators of recreational vessels less than 26 feet in length will be required to use an engine cut-off switch and associated ECOS Link as of April 1, 2021, as the Coast Guard implements a law passed by Congress. The ECOS and ECOSL prevent runaway vessels and the threats they pose. The ECOSL attaches the vessel operator to a switch that shuts off the engine if the operator is displaced from the helm. The ECOSL is ...

  • Published
    March 5, 2021

    Spring, and water events, are on the way

    U.S. Harbors offers list of March events: NOAA will likely begin issuing hurricane storm warnings earlier this year, in mid-May March is Women's History Month; visit Women on the Water. More online and streaming events

  • Published
    February 25, 2021

    Lyman-Morse competes for Classic Boat Magazine award

    The Hood 57 by Lyman-Morse is among the new builds chosen by the editors of the Classic Boat Magazine to compete in the new Powered Vessel Category. Votes for this category should be submitted to, the dedicated awards page. Voting ends March 7. Chris Hood of CW Hood Yachts developed the yacht's original design and concept and brought in Stephens Waring Yacht Design of ...

  • Published
    February 11, 2021

    New research explores seaweed for ocean, economic health

    A nearly $900,000 grant awarded to Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences will be used to explore how kelp aquaculture can remediate negative effects of climate change. The newly funded project will lay the scientific foundations for a new tool to help restore the health and productivity of our oceans. "This past year has been the warmest on record,” said Senior Research Scientist Nichole Price, the project lead. ...

  • Published
    February 8, 2021

    Stewardship Education Alliance supports watershed studies

    With support of the Stewardship Education Alliance — a year-old nonprofit with the mission of increasing community awareness of ways to be better stewards of local watersheds — students, teachers and communities are receiving grants for special projects, activities and professional development. The alliance has been supporting public and private school educators and after-school programs in Camden and Rockport ...

  • Published
    February 5, 2021

    Local lobsterman donates yellow lobster to university

    A Tenants Harbor lobsterman has donated a rare yellow lobster to the University of New England's Marine Science Center in Biddeford. As reported by Dennis Hoey, of the Portland Press Herald, the lobster, which has been named Banana, was donated by Marley Babb, a Tenants Harbor lobsterman, who caught the crustacean. Babb initially contacted the Maine Department of Marine Resources. DMR's Jessica Waller, who is ...

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