Tag Archives: lobstermen

Clawing her way to new heights | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Clawing her way to new heights | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Addison boy, 9, honored for saving grandfather who fell overboard | Bangor Daily News

Addison boy, 9, honored for saving grandfather who fell overboard | Bangor Daily News.

Maine lobstermen rescue pair trapped in SUV underwater | Bangor Daily News

SOUTH THOMASTON, Maine — Two lobstermen helped to rescue a man and woman Sunday afternoon after their SUV plunged into the water near the South Thomaston Public Landing.

“We were tying up our skiff and heard a horrendous crash,” said Rolf Winters of South Thomaston. “We looked up and saw the car flying through the air.”

According to Knox County sheriff’s Deputy Matt Elwell, Frank Rankin, 77, of Camden had been driving through South Thomaston with passenger Ruth Duff, 85, also of Camden, at about 1:45 p.m. when his foot went numb. Rankin pulled in to the town landing and tried to hit the brake, but accidentally hit the accelerator instead and plunged over the stone wall and into the Weskeag River.

Winters, a retired volunteer firefighter for South Thomaston, said that he and his son Kurt Winters, 31, were 15 feet or so away when the silver Dodge Durango hit the water nose-first.

“It was airborne right in front of our eyes,” he said. “It really went down fast.”

Click for the rest of the story by Abigail Curtis in the Bangor Daily News.

Lobster prices hold as catch remains high | Bangor Daily News

Lobster prices hold as catch remains high | Bangor Daily News.

Matinicus man lobsters by hand — ‘zero-carbon lobster harvesting’ | Bangor Daily News

 Matinicus man lobsters by hand — “zero-carbon lobster harvesting” – Bangor Daily News.

Giving China a taste of Maine | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Giving China a taste of Maine | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Lobster pot left to rot? That’s one man’s idea | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Lobster pot left to rot? That’s one man’s idea | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Promotion of Maine lobsters seen as fix | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Promotion of Maine lobsters seen as fix | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Defendants not guilty in lobsterman shooting trial | Bangor Daily News

Defendants not guilty in lobsterman shooting trial – Bangor Daily News.

Jury begins deliberations in Maine lobsterman shooting case – Bangor Daily News

[Deliberations have started, apparently. — KM]

Jury begins deliberations in lobsterman shooting case – Bangor Daily News.

Maine ‘lobster wars’ trial of illustrates case of bad blood on Matinicus | The Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME

[I posted a link to a wire story about this trial earlier, but this has far, far more details. — KM]

Trial illustrates case of bad blood on Matinicus | The Kennebec Journal, Augusta, ME.

Closing arguments today in trial of Maine lobsterman | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram

Closing arguments today in trial of lobsterman | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram.

Lobsterman shooting trial under way on Maine’s midcoast | Bangor Daily News

Lobsterman shooting trial under way on midcoast – Bangor Daily News.

Matinicus shooting trial to begin | Bangor Daily News

Lobstering is dangerous work!

Matinicus shooting trial to begin – Bangor Daily News.

Candidates for Maine governor reach out to fishermen | Portland Press Herald

Fishing, economic issues

highlighted as 12 hopefuls

speak at the industry forum

ROCKPORT – A dozen candidates for governor stressed the importance of Maine’s fishing heritage at a forum on Friday, but differed on how best to help one of the state’s oldest and most important industries.

The three-day Maine Fishermen’s Forum at the Samoset Resort is designed to draw attention to the issues facing the state’s commercial fishermen.

This year, the group invited some of the candidates for governor to a forum. Four Democrats, six Republicans, a Green Independent and an independent candidate got a chance to address about 100 people and to answer questions.

Candidates were asked what they would have done to prevent next month’s closing of the sardine cannery in Prospect Harbor, how strongly they would advocate for Maine fishermen and what can be done to attract seafood processing plants to Maine.

Click on the link for the rest of the story by Susan Cover of the Portland Press Herald.

Record volume of lobster caught in Maine in ’09 | Bangor Daily News

Record volume of lobster caught in Maine in ’09 – Bangor Daily News.