Category Archive: Op-Ed

Bearin’s: From the Sports Desk – Lobster Boat Race Report

SOUL’S HARBOR, ME – Controversy reigned supreme when the 2015 Maine Lobster Boat Races roared into Soul’s Harbor for what has become the circuit’s most popular event. As always, there were plenty of whispers, mumbles and murmurs prior to the season’s start about some new contenders.  Some old dogs had new tricks to show off …

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New this time in CFN …

We just want to call your attention to two new features debuting in this issue of Commercial Fisheries News, along with the return of an old friend who has been missing from these pages for too long. Page 38 features our first CFN Truck of the Month sponsored by R.E. Thomas Marine Hardware.  It’s a …

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Marine power choices: Think it through

A quick disclaimer before we begin:  The following thoughts are the opinions of the author – that’d be me – and not necessarily those of Commercial Fisheries News.  None of these statements is meant to be an endorsement or criticism of any product.  I’ve simply been fortunate enough to witness some of the good, the bad, …

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Maine Line — Dirigo II – New addition to Maine’s Marine Patrol fleet

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Mother Nature must’ve liked the looks of the new Maine Marine Patrol vessel Dirigo II.  The old gal saw fit to warm things up in the middle of what had so far been a bitter January, even clearing the ice out of Somes Sound for the 38-footer’s christening ceremony at the Henry R. Abel yard …

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SW Boatworks keeps on growing

Stewart Workman.
(Brian Robbins photos)

by Brian Robbins When Stewart Workman first opened SW Boatworks in Lamoine in 2000, the shop’s main focus was custom finishing of hulls from other shops.  Thirteen years later, the offer still stands, and one of SW’s projects this winter will be a 46′ Wesmac lobster boat. But, the acquisition of Calvin Beal’s molds in …

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