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Conversations with the Fishing Community: Etiquette on the Water

Wednesday, June 15 from 6-8 p.m. at Bailey Island Library Hall, 2167 Harpswell Islands Road, Bailey Island. Seafood tasting from 6-6:30 p.m. Panel discussion from 6:30-8 p.m.

This event is available in person, live via Zoom, and as a recording. It is free and open to all. Advance registration is required. Click here to register.

Etiquette may not be a term typically associated with the working waterfront but, in this case, it refers to the way that people can both work on and enjoy the waterfront and its coastal waters in a respectful and safe way. Panelists for this event will include Maine Island Trails Association and Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association along with representatives from local fishing and chartering businesses. They will be discussing the various activities that take place on the water and share stories about how to share space and work together.

This event will have a seafood tasting, including Monkfish Stew and oysters from the New Meadows River Shellfish Co-op, prior to the presentation. Other refreshments provided by the Cundy’s Harbor Library. Refreshments will held outside, weather permitting, as a celebration by the partnering organizations and attendees of the start of summer and the conclusion of this season’s working waterfront conversation series.

This panel discussion is part of an ongoing collaborative partnership between the Harpswell Anchor, the Cundy’s Harbor Library, the Holbrook Community Foundation, the Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association, and Harpswell Heritage Land Trust. Click here for more about the collaboration.

Curt Chipman photo