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5 Secrets of Boat Line Maintenance

11/20/2019 - When sailboat owners are compiling lists of maintenance tasks for the off-season, ropes and lines rarely make the cut. These essential pieces of equipment are expected to work year after year with barely a thought. But ropes are expensive and represent a significant investment, so it pays to take care… SEE MORE
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Former Soviet Submarine Docked in California to Be Sold

11/20/2019 - By Associated Press. A former Soviet submarine that became a Los Angeles-area tourist attraction is expected to be sold. The Los Angeles Times reports the Russian Foxtrot-class submarine known as the Scorpion is going to an anonymous buyer who is expected to remove the vessel by May. The 48-year-old submarine docked… SEE MORE

Lyman-Morse Announces Baltic Workboats Partnership

11/20/2019 - THOMASTON, MAINE: Lyman-Morse is pleased to announce a new partnership with Baltic Workboats, bringing Baltic Workboats’ innovative line of pilot boats to the Thomaston-based boatbuilder for production. Since 1978 Lyman-Morse has built more than 110 vessels, ranging from aluminum workboats to high-end composite racing yachts and luxury power yachts. “Their experience with so… SEE MORE

Mary E Placed on National Register of Historic Places

11/18/2019 - On Sept. 30, 2019, the 1906 schooner Mary E, Maine Maritime Museum’s flagship and the oldest Maine-built fishing schooner still sailing, was entered in the National Register of Historic Places by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior. This recognition confirms the museum’s commitment to preserving the iconic vessel. Left… SEE MORE

New York Scallop Season A Disaster

11/18/2019 - By Dan Nosowitz. Scallop season in the Northeast opened this past week, with fishermen in New York and New England heading out to find small, succulent bay scallops. The results of the early fishing have been what you might generously called “mixed.” In Massachusetts, fishermen off Martha’s Vineyard have seen… SEE MORE

Ocean Floor Bacteria Potentially Influencing Arctic Weather

11/18/2019 - By Maddie Stone. Scientists have identified a surprising new mechanism that could be affecting cloud formation and weather patterns in the Arctic: bacteria from the ocean floor. When tiny, plantlike ocean microbes known as phytoplankton die, their bodies sink to the bottom of the sea, becoming food for bacteria residing… SEE MORE