Developments in Maine

Literally. I just finished the most recent issue of “Working Waterfront”, and just read a critique of one of the issue’s articles about Boothbay at the Island Institute site. This issue of the Institute’s newsletter is dominated by stories of the difficult relationship between the needs of residential/tourism and working fishermen in coastal Maine.

Some of what communities are doing should ultimately lead to protecting services like public kayak launches, as long as parking is available. Some won’t. It is a thorny problem however you look at it.

It is an issue worth tracking if you paddle up that way, with the major challenges now in midcoast rather than just southwest of there. Here is a link to the Working Waterfront content.