Eastport’s 2007 Old Home Week ended officially at eight bells on July 6 as harbor pilot Captain Bob Peacock climbed down the pilot’s ladder of the USS McFaul (DDG 74) onto the Eastport pilot boat in the Bay of Fundy. The destroyer, which arrived on July 1, was the 23rd naval vessel to serve as
A report on Atlantic Canada’s lobster fishery issued in July by the Canadian Fisheries Resource Conservation Council (FRCC) says that a new management plan is needed to prevent the collapse of the fishery. Reaction among fishermen in the Maritimes has been that it’s all well and good for the FRCC to make recommendations, but who’s
The dispute between Canadian and American lobster fishermen over what is known as the “Gray Zone” (or the “Grey Zone,” depending on who’s talking) is back in the news this summer. How hot the dispute will get also depends on who’s talking. “It’s likely to get ugly,” says Greg Peacock, director of federal-provincial relations for
On June 13, Capt. Charles Creaser departed Head Harbour, Campobello Island, New Brunswick, by way of Eastport, Maine, aboard the sardine carrier Bernadine. She was bound down the Atlantic coast to the mouth of the Hudson River and up the Hudson to the Great Lakes, eventually returning to her home port. The vessel was built
The Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans cut this season’s spring herring quota for the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence almost in half — from approximately 9,000 tons in 2006 to 5,000 tons in 2007. What made the announcement more newsworthy than it might have been, however, was the fact that the DFO move was
U.S. Ambassador to Canada David Wilkins told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in May that Canadians — and Americans for that matter — had better get their passports if they want to continue crossing the border. Since my wife, Ravin, and I live in Eastport, we figured we’d better follow his advice, and we obtained application
An organization called Queen of the North Atlantic Enterprises (QNAE) has commissioned the Snyder Shipyard of Dayspring, Nova Scotia, to build a replica of the famed Grand Banks schooner Bluenose. Whether or not the vessel will carry the Bluenose name is currently a matter of dispute — between QNAE and the Government of Nova Scotia.
It’s known as the Eastport Boat School. Its official name is the Marine Technology Center of Washington County Community College. But on July 1, if all goes as planned, its property and physical plant will be transferred to the City of Eastport, and it will officially become the Maine Marine Technology Center. In what Eastport
Tidal power in downeast Maine moved a step closer to reality with the awarding of a grant to Ocean Renewable Power Company Maine to build prototypes in Cobscook Bay and the Western Passage of Passamaquoddy Bay. The $300,000 grant was made to ORPC Maine, based in Denmark, Maine, in February by the Maine Technology Institute.
The United States has called Canada’s decision not to allow Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) tankers through Head Harbour Passage en route to Maine sites on Passamaquoddy Bay “inappropriate.” The response has come from the U.S. State Department and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). In February, Canadian Ambassador Michael Wilson sent a letter to FERC