The idea, according to those who were here at the time, came from a staff member of the Island Institute (publisher of The Working Waterfront). In aiming to expand its work in Maine’s 15 unbridged island communities, a brainstorming session gave birth to a simple, but profound concept. What if the Institute created a version
Wednesday, Oct. 1, is an important day on Monhegan Island. Trap Day, as it’s known, marks the beginning of the island’s special lobster season, the day when fishermen begin setting their traps. Islanders and visitors often pitch in to help fishermen get their fishing gear to the wharf and on their boats. Coinciding with Trap
The sandy, arm-shaped peninsula that is Cape Cod may seem to have little in common with Maine’s rocky coast and islands. It’s roughly the size of the Blue Hill Peninsula and Mount Desert Island combined, yet is home to some 215,000 people, and swells to double that in the summer months. But Cape Cod, a
Twenty years ago, as Maine’s beautiful coast was “discovered” for the umpteenth time in the last 150 years, the narrow land perch from which marine resource harvesters worked was in danger of vanishing. The Island Institute launched this newspaper in large part to help protect that perch, the so-called working waterfront. Today, just 20 miles
Leslie Bowman: “Raccoon Beach on Campobello Island: It is around the corner from Herring Cove Beach, which is really tied for first, as it is in the same local. The rocks, the tide pools and the incredible sky do not disappoint at anytime, year round.” Wanda Curtis: “My favorite saltwater haunt is a small quiet
Students from Searsport District High School launched the shellback dinghies they built at the town landing on Wednesday, June 4. The school’s four-year-old boatbuilding program, which relies on volunteer instructors, moved to a downtown location this year.
ROCKLAND — Monhegan: The Unfailing Muse, an exhibit of work by more than two dozen Maine artists, is coming to Archipelago Fine Arts Gallery, 386 Main Street, beginning with a reception for the general public on Friday, June 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. Guests at the opening reception will enjoy refreshments, including beer being provided