New Submarine to be Named the USS Massachusetts

6/12/2019 - By Peter Jasinski. For the first time in over 50 years, the name Massachusetts will be given to an active Navy vessel. The most recent iteration of the USS Massachusetts, the South Dakota-class battleship docked at Fall River’s Battleship Cove, has represented the Bay State on the high seas since… SEE MORE
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5 Secrets of Boat Line Maintenance

20/11/2019 - 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

20/11/2019 - 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

20/11/2019 - 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

18/11/2019 - 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
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Hamilton Marine to Open New Location in Kittery

30/10/2019 - Hamilton Marine, the popular Maine marine supply store well known to boaters throughout the Northeast, will be opening its sixth marine store location in Kittery, Maine. The location is the former site of Jackson’s Hardware and Marine store, whose owners recently retired. “With 100+ years of business in a location… SEE MORE
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Safety 101: Kid’s Life Jackets

23/10/2019 - By Tom Watson. Of all the safety gear used by those who enjoy on-water sports, none should be scrutinized more than the family of life jackets/PFDs available. And, speaking of family, those devices designed for infants and youth are the most critical. Let’s take a closer look at several aspects… SEE MORE
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Lifejacket Vans Adding Additional Ports

23/10/2019 - The Lifejackets for Lobstermen Project announced that they are adding a few additional ports before ending the Lifejacket Vans dockside visits for the season. Massachusetts Ports Provincetown: October 25 & 28 Chatham: October 29 Boston: October 30 & 31, November 1 Beverly: November 4 Rockport: November 5 Maine Ports Stonington:… SEE MORE
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UMaine Launches World’s Largest 3D Printed Boat

11/10/2019 - Maine is known for its boat builders. But the most recent boat launched in Maine takes boatbuilding to a whole new level. On Thursday, October 10, the University of Maine unveiled the largest boat ever produced by a 3D thermoplastics printer. The 25-foot, 5,000-pound composite vessel not only is the… SEE MORE