The first of March brought a fresh batch of snow to the shores of Ripley Neck in Harrington.

Between Two Rivers, a Snowy Spit of Downeast Sand

5/3/2012 - Take a look at a map of Washington County, Maine, and you will find a convoluted coastline, full of pastoral peninsulas, craggy inlets, and countless rivers and bays that all flow into the Gulf of Maine. Find the river town of Harrington and trace your finger due south, where a… SEE MORE
Camden Harbor is still on a cold March afternoon. Mount Battie sits off in the distance, full of snow that refuses to melt.

Slivers of Spring in the Moody Month of March

2/3/2012 - The month of March is a period of great transition on the Maine coast. Winter morphs into the house guest that refuses to leave, and no matter how hard you wish for Spring's arrival, you know deep down that March is still a winter month in these parts, and the… SEE MORE
A scallop diver is all geared up and ready to go to work in Winter Harbor, Maine.

Dangerous But Lucrative Business: Maine Scallop Diving

28/2/2012 - Scallop diving is dangerous business, make no mistake about it. Divers plunge into the icy waters of downeast Maine, sometimes sixty to seventy feet down, all while the water temperature sits in the mid 30s and the winter winds howl above its choppy surface. It’s dangerous all right, but it’s… SEE MORE
The ACT I gliding down the ways, February 1974.

Working Ships from Maine to New Bedford and New York

24/2/2012 - Midcoast Maine is (or was) home to all three yards responsible for the vessels in this collection of historic images, all part of the Penobscot Marine Museum's collections. ACT I was built at Harvey F. Gamage in South Bristol; that yard closed in 1981. Washburn & Doughty moved its operation… SEE MORE
Karen Constant, half of the Maine-ly Smoked Salmon Company.

Heading Down the Road to Delicious Coastal Adventures

21/2/2012 - Fresh Crabmeat. Live Lobster. Cherrystones, Mussels, Clams. The handmade signs that decorate the roadsides of downeast Maine are clues to the region’s seafood industry, an independent and enterpreneurial collage of individuals and families who dig for clams and worms, collect periwinkles, dredge for scallops, rake seaweed, trap lobsters and crabs,… SEE MORE
Winter | Sightings | limited edition (17" x 22")

Winters Past

16/2/2012 - Maybe twenty-five years ago I was driving down around Owl’s Head, just south of Rockland, when I saw this. It pretty much says it all about winter in “old” Maine. Aren’t too many pumps left in front yards, and you sure don’t see too much cod hung out to dry… SEE MORE
A freshly shucked sea scallop with roe. Photo by D. Morse/Maine Sea Grant.

Understanding the Science, Industry Behind Scallop Fishing

15/2/2012 - The nearshore sea scallop fishery in Maine state waters has fluctuated over the years and declined recently. Scallops still thrive in Cobscook Bay, where harvesters collected them by hand (SCUBA diving, hence the descriptor "diver-caught" or just "diver scallop”) and by dredge. Dredge and trawl are the primary methods of… SEE MORE

Scalloping for a Living; a Dangerous Pursuit

14/2/2012 - Scallop diving is dangerous business, make no mistake about it. Divers plunge into the icy waters of down east Maine, sometimes sixty to seventy feet down, all while the water temperature sits in the mid 30’s and the winter winds howl above the oceans choppy surface. It’s dangerous alright, but… SEE MORE
An old sardine shack stands in front of the bridge to Campobello Island in Lubec.

As Far Down East As You Can Get: Lubec

8/2/2012 - East of anywhere, the town of Lubec has a frontier-like quality to it, especially in the middle of a Maine winter. Standing on the town dock, you can look right across to Campobello Island and up the mouth of Cobscook Bay to Canada and the islands of New Brunswick. On… SEE MORE

NOAA Doubles Gulf of Maine Winter Flounder Catch Limits

8/2/2012 - NOAA announced today that it is doubling the amount of Gulf of Maine winter flounder commercial fishermen can catch from almost 510,000 pounds to more than 1.1 million pounds for the current fishing season, which ends April 30. New scientific information shows that overfishing is no longer occurring on this… SEE MORE