A schooner specially designed for Arctic exploration has returned to the Boothbay region once again. In 1921, the Bowdoin was built by Hodgdon Brothers Shipyard and later made 29 trips to the Arctic circle.
The Boothbay Harbor Region Chamber of Commerce has bold plans for new and expanded programs. The Board of Directors and Advisory Council gathered in September for a retreat. Robin Zinchuk, longtime director of the Bethel Area Chamber of Commerce, facilitated it.
The sale of Pier 1 in Boothbay Harbor to Lafayette Hotels was finalized the morning of Friday, Nov. 30, according to Ramsey Lafayette. Lafayette Hotels is a family-owned and run group of 26 hotels in Maine and New Hampshire along with some retail spaces in Ogunquit and Old Orchard Beach.
New research shows that mussels readily take in microplastic pollution fibers from the ocean but quickly flush most of them out again, according to a study by researchers from Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in East Boo
A former shrimp fisherman wants to grow kelp in Ebenecook Harbor off Southport Island. In 2013, Alex Hutchins set his sights on another winter maritime activity after a moratorium was placed on Gulf of Maine shrimp fishing.
On Nov. 6, Damariscotta, Newcastle and Waterville joined 17 other Maine communities who have passed plastic bag bans. Rep. Mick Devin (D-Newcastle) said the votes mark the tipping point of a possible plastic bag ban statewide in the next legislative cycle.