Living and Working in a Waterfront Community: A Conversation Series

Join us for a series of presentations about Harpswell’s working waterfront. The presentations will take place in person, but a webinar option is also available and they will be recorded.

The first presentation, Fishing through the Seasons, will focus on the variety of fisheries in Harpswell as well as the methods and timing for harvest. Panelists will share information on what they catch, how and when. Representatives from a variety of fisheries including shellfish, groundfish, lobstering, and aquaculture will be included. Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association staff will also participate in the panel as well as moderate the hour-long conversation and half hour of questions from the audience. The event will take place on October 21 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust office, 153 Harpswell Neck Road. Advance registration is required. Click here to register for the Oct. 21 event.

The second event, Conversations From the Fishing Community, will be an informal storytelling roundtable where different generations of Harpswell fishing families share what has changed over the years and what they have passed on. This event is meant to be an opportunity for those from the fishing community, young and old, to talk casually with each other while giving audience members a chance to listen in on their conversations. The Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association will moderate this panel too, along with the question-and-answer session following. The Cundy’s Harbor Community Hall will host the event on Nov. 18 from 6-7:30 p.m. Advance registration is required. Click here to register for the Nov. 18 event.

These events are part of a collaboration between Harpswell Heritage Land Trust (HHLT), the Harpswell Anchor, the Holbrook Community Foundation, and the Maine Coast Fishermen’s Association (MCFA). The collaboration will include a series of presentations as well as accompanying written articles. Click here to read an article introducing the partnership.