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Living and Working in a Waterfront Community: A Conversation Series

Several local organizations are collaborating to educate Harpswell residents about the working waterfront and open up lines of communication between fishermen and their non-fishermen neighbors. Outcomes of this fruitful collaboration include panel discussions and written articles published in the Harpswell Anchor. Recordings of these panel discussions and articles can be found below. This collaborative partnership,… Read more

On the Water this Spring

I write this in mid-April, a time when the bays and harbors are coming alive once more. For those of you new to the area, Harpswell reaches into Casco Bay with its 216 miles of shoreline, creating harbors and coves from Harpswell Neck to Cundy’s Harbor. We have commercial wharves scattered along our shorefront. In… Read more

Intertidal: Seasonal shifts come to the coast

Originally published in the Press Herald Last weekend spring officially arrived. While it doesn’t often feel like spring when the calendar officially says it begins, this year was an exception. Not only did the sun cross the celestial equator, dividing the sky from south to north on the vernal equinox, but it was actually warm… Read more

From grandfather to granddaughter, a fishing tradition continues in Harpswell

Originally published in the Harpswell Anchor “My great-great-grandfather’s boat blew into Cundy’s Harbor in a storm and he decided to stay.” That’s Rob Watson describing how his family ended up there back in the 1850s. The Watsons have run the general store in Cundy’s Harbor since Rob’s grandfather, who worked in the saltfish business, founded… Read more

Local organizations collaborate to present waterfront conversation series

Originally published in the Harpswell Anchor Harpswell is a vibrant coastal community that is full of waterfront activity, culture and history. There is an amazing breadth of expertise and knowledge in the community that is worthy of being shared. To that end, a group of local organizations have come together to present a series of… Read more