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  • Published
    December 10, 2020

    Camden-based photographer creates book on Maine lighthouses

    Maine is known for its lighthouses and the breathtaking seascapes surrounding them. In this new volume, “Lighthouses of Maine: A Photographic Journey,” photographer Dominic Trapani has captured the beauty, romance and mystery that are synonymous with the lighthouses of Maine, from Kittery to Calais. The book contains 150 images that were captured throughout all four seasons. As a photographer, Trapani is motivated...

  • Published
    December 10, 2020

    Five Town CSD Adult Ed offers Captains License classes

    Five Town CSD Adult Ed is offering two information sessions on obtaining a USCG Captain's License Feb. 16 and 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. The full course will run from March 2 to May 6. All classes will be held live via Zoom, which was recently approved by the U.S. Coast Guard. The informational session will help answer questions such as the differences between an Operator Uninspected Passenger Vessel license and a ...

  • Published
    November 12, 2020

    Rockland Sloop joins the National List of Historic Places

    The Friendship Sloop, Blackjack, owned and restored by the Sail, Power, and Steam Museum of Rockland, was recently listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The National Register of Historic Places is the Nation's official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation. The Register is a program of the National Park Service but the Maine Historic Preservation Commission, a state governmental agency, ...

  • Published
    November 12, 2020

    Weekly Marine Forecast

    Winds will turn out of the north and be breezy at times Thursday in the wake of a cold front that will bring some rain early in the day. Weak low pressure will pass through the Gulf of Maine Friday night that will bring some light rain offshore and breezy winds in its wake on Saturday. High pressure will build in through late Saturday and into Sunday with fair weather and lighter winds and seas. Strong low ...

  • Published
    November 10, 2020

    NOAA Fisheries closes inshore Gulf of Maine herring fishing

    NOAA Fisheries and the states of Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts have closed the Atlantic herring fishery after 92% of the Area 1A sub-ACL, the inshore Gulf of Maine, was reached on Nov. 9. The fishery will remain closed until further notice. Vessels participating in the herring Research Set-Aside Program may continue to fish in Area 1A for the remainder of the fishing year. These vessels may land, subject ...

  • Published
    November 5, 2020

    Boating season: it's a wrap

    Floats hauled out of Camden Harbor by the end of October sit on the public landing, signaling the end of the recreational boating season.

  • Published
    November 5, 2020

    Weekly Marine Forecast

    After seeing some breezy winds on Thursday, winds and seas will subside through the late week and into the upcoming weekend as high pressure builds over the region. This will hold in place during the upcoming period providing fair weather and pleasant seas. We'll see clouds increase into the middle of the upcoming week as a cold front approaches from the west which will result in an uptick in winds and seas on ...

  • Published
    October 30, 2020

    Coast Guard searches after report of man washed off Breakwater

    The Coast Guard searched by air and water after receiving a report that a person may have been washed off the Rockland Breakwater. Coast Guard Station Commanding Officer Carter Seigh said the station received a report at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 30 by someone who was viewing the Breakwater on a webcam. The person reported seeing a person walking on the Breakwater, and a few moments later they were not seen. The station ...

  • Published
    October 29, 2020

    The pandemic does not stop young Innovators

    The pandemic interrupted, slowed progress, and generally wreaked havoc on student learning that was underway last spring. At Sweetland Middle School, students were close to completing a year-long project of building an 18-foot long boat with a design based on the Inuit 'Umiak' boat. The plan was to launch the boat in June along with a comprehensive unit connected to reading The Odyssey. Even though COVID-19 ...

  • Published
    October 29, 2020

    Weekly Marine Forecast

    Low pressure will pass by offshore through the end of the week, increasing north winds and seas, with a chance of rain and snow mix along the Maine coast. We'll see clearing for the weekend with seas decreasing slightly as we switch into a southwest flow. A front will move through Sunday night followed by brisk northwest winds on Monday. Winds will stay breezy on Tuesday followed by lighter winds and decreasing ...


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