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Notes from the Belfast waterfront
  • Published
    May 10, 2017

    Lincolnville man, roly-poly boat feel pull of magnetic north

    Little Bear spent the winter at Thompson's Wharf. The ketch-rigged replica of a North Sea trawler was named after the constellation Ursa Minor, in which the North Star resides, according to owner Jens Ostergaard, who was on the docks May 4. "Also, it's like a polar bear child," he said. "They're sort of roly-poly. It's sturdy and doesn't stop for anything." Ostergaard, a retired electrical engineer, came to Maine ...

  • Published
    May 8, 2017

    Notes from the Belfast waterfront

    At Front Street Shipyard May 4, a Maine Maritime Academy work boat hung in the travel lift as a worker blasted junk off the hull with a high-pressure hose. Yard Supervisor Sam Smith said it was the first of several that would be coming through for routine maintenance. Across the yard, several large yachts that spent the winter were parked next to a seine boat that Smith said was for catching lobster bait. The ...

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