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On the Water
  • Published
    October 29, 2020

    Meet Harbormaster Steve Pixley

    I first met Pixley, 50, on a Thursday afternoon after lobstering with the Bradshaws. We all stood behind lobsterman Mark Bradshaw's truck while they chatted about harbor life and I tried my best to look like I knew (or was super interested in) what they were talking about. Pixley was funny and quick. But he was clearly preoccupied by work and not at the center of the conversation, his mind on the many tasks he ...

  • Published
    October 29, 2020

    Trekkers rediscover the water

    This summer and fall, Rockland-based youth mentoring organization Trekkers has found safe ways to get students onto the water. Program Manager, Taylor “TJ” Jackson has helped run day trips so students can see their hometowns from a new point of view. With a bachelor's degree in Marine Science and experience working on educational tall ships, she says, “Exploring the water through boats is my favorite thing in the ...

  • Published
    October 28, 2020

    Camden by the sea

    Camden is a coastal town with expansive oceanfront property and a variety of ocean views. It is one of two places where the mountains meet the Atlantic ocean. There are few recreational beaches in Camden, though, as the shore is rocky. Many views of Camden Harbor are from private property such as Eaton Avenue. A public boat launch is located on Steamboat Landing Road, also near Lyman Morse on Camden Harbor.

  • Published
    October 23, 2020

    Local author publishes photography book of Rockland Breakwater

    From the sight of majestic windjammers and marine life to winter storms and ice, Rockland Breakwater fascinates everyone who ventures to this place along the coast of Maine. In his new book "Rockland Breakwater: A Journey Through the Seasons," Bob Trapani Jr. captures the essence of the Rockland Breakwater through all four seasons. Trapani shares his thoughts about the Rockland Breakwater — sentiments inspired by ...

  • Published
    October 21, 2020

    Boats and local history featured in library talk

    The Camden Public Library will host author and Camden resident Roger Allen Moody, Thursday, Nov. 5, at 6 p.m., for an illustrated presentation about his new book, “Of Watercraft Form and Function: A Biography of Naval Architect Geerd N. Hendel.” The program will be held on Zoom. Email to request a link to attend. “This is the story of how a young and talented German naval architect came ...

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