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Page 4. MAINE COASTAL NEWS October 2012

Maine Coastal News Winterport, Maine 04496-0710 U.S.A.

P.O. Box 710 (207) 223-8846 Fax (207) 223-9004 E-mail - Web site: Publisher's Note

Summer is over as one can feel the cooler breezes beginning to blow out of the northwest. It was a great summer, but way too busy and there are way too many things left unfi nished. There is a lot that needed to be done around the house and down on SAT- URN. I would need three months of perfect weather to get it all done. Well, we know that is not happening. I am just hoping that the snow does not fl y until December and at least some of the items on the list will get crossed off.

Maine Coastal News is dedicated to covering the waterfront of State of Maine. It covers

commercial fi shing, yachting (power and sail), boat yard and waterfront news and maritime history.

Maine Coastal News is published 12 times per year. The distribution of Maine Coastal News is from Eastport to Kittery and is free on the newsstand. It also can be by subscription. A year subscription, 12 issues, is $20.00. A single copy is $2.00, which covers the postage. Foreign rates for subscriptions are $40.00 per year. The Maine Coastal News offi ce is located at 966 North Main Street, Winterport, Maine. Comments or additional information write: Maine Coastal News, P.O. Box 710, Winterport,

Maine 04496. Publisher Editor-in-Chief

Jon B. Johansen Rachel Elward

Advertising Deadlines: The deadline for the November issue is 12 October. The deadline for the December issue is 9 November.

MCN's Calendar On-Going Exhibits:

Summer 2012 Exhibit: Schooner BOWDOIN on the Greenland Patrol”, Castine Historical Society, School Street, Castine, Maine; June 25 through October 15, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., and Sunday, 1-4 p.m.

-October 21

Sonia Weber Gilkey General Admission

Exhibit: Sea Lives: Works of Maine Maritime Museum, Bath

Using lobster traps, fi shing line and nets, wood, shells, rope, and other found ocean materials, Sonia Weber Gilkey conveys through her sculpture the changing nature and importance of the oceans in our lives. FMI visit www.

-October 28

Exhibit: Subdue, Seize and Take: Maritime Maine in the War of 1812 A view into the maritime goings-on of the District of Maine in the fractious atmosphere of double-dealing, defi ance, subterfuge, vitriolic satire, confusion and propaganda that the 1812 war brought to the Maine coast. For more information visit Maine Maritime Museum Bath

-June 2013 Exhibit: The Sea Within Us: Iconically Maritime in Fashion and Design

On view until June 2013-Portland

Public Library, 5 Monument Square, Portland Free

The exhibit explores the many intersections between maritime history

and everyday aspects of our culture. From entertainment, advertising, apparel and tattoos to the language we speak, all are awash with maritime connections, both blatant and hidden. Presented by Maine Maritime Museum.

OCTOBER 6 PYC Fall Series

15 New Hampshire Fish and Game Department

States Schedule Hearings on Atlantic Menhaden Draft Amendment 2

7 PM

Urban Forestry Center 45 Elwyn Road

Portsmouth, New Hampshire Contact: Doug Grout at 603.868.1095

16 MA Division of Marine Fisheries States Schedule Hearings on Atlantic Menhaden Draft Amendment 2

5:30 PM

Joseph Bourne Public Library 19 Sandwich Road Bourne, Massachusetts Contact: David Pierce at 617.626.1532

17 Maine DMR

States Schedule Hearings on Atlantic Menhaden Draft Amendment 2

5 PM

Casco Bay Lines Conference Room 56 Commercial Street Portland Contact: Terry Stockwell at 207.624.6553

27 Maine Lobster Boat Racing Awards Ceremony Mermaid Inn Searsport

It was a great season for lobster boat racing, which increased to 12 races. They now start in Mid-June and extend into September, which makes for a long season. There were more people competing almost at every event, which is a good sign. The Portland races, which is associated with the MS Harborfest and donates money to the multiple sclerosis society, did okay, but I re- ally want to build this event into the premier race on the coast, since it is for a great cause. The fi lming of each event well and they must have some great footage. They showed some of this in Hollywood and people really liked it, so we will see where that goes. Now all that is left is the Awards Banquet and annual meeting at the Mermaid Inn in Searsport on 27 October. This should be a great time, but remember space is limited, so sign up early! My last real event of the summer was manning the booth for Maine Built Boats at the Newport International Boat Show in Newport, RI in mid-September. The general feeling of those exhibiting was that people were much more serious about doing more. I had a few people looking to build a new boat, mostly small, but the big question was storage and repair. Overall it was more than worth the time and money spent and a good sign that just maybe things are turning around.

One question I had about Newport was the passion of the present day boater. At the Newport Shipyard was a brokerage show with some pretty impressive boats on the market. I wondered how many people are true boaters and how many got into it be- cause it was the thing to do. After a few years the passion dwindled, or their checkbook’s bottom line was reached, and without the true love, the boat was placed on the market. It is like the cruisers, once there were a lot of people cruising, now that number has drastically reduced. I am sure cost and time has something to do with it, but a true boaters never gives up. May take a short hiatus to regroup, but they always come back. I think they call them masochists.

I am still trying to do as much mari- time documentation as I can, but as I drive around, I think of other related projects, before I fi nished the last one I started. My newest one is going into a cemetery and documenting those who had a tie to the sea. I am fi nding names of sea captains, when they passed on and at times, the vessel they were on. There are others lost at sea too and some with interesting circumstances as to their demise, which means more research. It is also interesting to see the type of stones and the elaborate carvings some had. There were some impressive craftsmen back then. I have always said that one of the most ignored aspect of maritime history has been the sea captains and others that went to sea. When this project is complete it will be a major source of information, but there is still a lot more that needs to be done on this front to make it complete. Talking about history I have always thought about putting together a quiz on maritime history. While putting this issue together I came up with a question here and there and below, here they are. See how you fair. The answers are on the website: Good Luck! 1) There have been a number of noted builders on Mount Desert Island, but who was the builder who worked out of McKin- ley, the present site of Morris Yachts? 2) Can you name the three Young Brothers of Corea, who made a name for themselves building and racing fi berglass lobster boats? 3) The Maine Maritime Museum in Bath is the former site for which shipyard? 4) Can you name the two America’s Cup boats and where they were built in the State of Maine? 5) The State of Maine had one crew member on the ill-fated JEANETTE expe- dition on the early 1880s. Can you name him and where he was from? 6) Was the GOVERNOR WELLS, built

at Waldoboro in 1888, the fi rst fi ve masted schooner? 7) What is the name of the Maine Mar-

itime Academy’s tug? An extra point if you know her original name.

8) How many boat builders can you name from Beals Island? A point for each one.

9) One of the fi rst notable shipwrecks on the coast of Maine occurred at Boon Island in 1725. Can you name the vessel? 10) The schooner BOWDOIN was built at what yard in 1921? 11) The sardine carrier JACOB PIKE was built at what yard? 12) The most famous clipper ship built in the State of Maine was RED JACKET, launched from East Thomaston, now Rock- land, in 1853. Who was her fi rst captain? 13) There were a number of steamers built on the Penobscot River in the old Oakes’ yard at Brewer. Who was the builder? 14) Hall Quarry is named after who? 15) The last working steam tugboat operated out of Belfast. What was her name? 16) One of the biggest rivalries in lob- ster boat racing was between the Hollands and Young Brothers. Can you name their boats?

17) The Northern Bay 36, which was original built by Downeast Composites of Penobscot and now by General Marine in Biddeford, was designed by who? 18) Kittery Point Boat Yard was origi- nally known as? 19) There was a large anchor factory in what town on the coast of Maine. 20) Goss & Sawyer added a partner and became known as? 21) The fi rst stone quarried on Vinal- haven was in 1825 and this was used for what?

22) In Camden the most noted builder

was who? 23) What was the former name of Sears

Island off Searsport? 24) The former site of the Maine State

prison in Thomaston was the location of what type of industry beginning in 1733? 25) In 1605 who is credited with the discovery of the St. George’s River? 26) What was the name of the largest schooner every built, 3,790 tons, in the State of Maine? 27) There was a builder of one and two-man submarines in Warren, who later moved his operation to his home in South Thomaston. Who was this? 28) The fi rst known vessel built in the State of Maine was called VIRGINIA. What years was she built?

29) In 1777 RANGER was launched

from Badger’s Island off Kittery. Who was her commander? 30) The shipbuilding fi rm of Carleton Norwood Company was located in what town?

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