Latest Penobscot River Stories

2008-07-11 09:00:31

By Kevin Miller, Bangor Daily News, Maine Jul. 11--Tensions are once again rising between Maine and federal officials over whether Atlantic salmon populations in the state's largest rivers should be protected under the Endangered Species Act. The latest official flare-up came last week when Gov. John Baldacci sent a letter to top officials in Washington, D.C., suggesting that federal agencies reneged on an earlier pledge to consult with the state before expanding legal protections for...

2008-07-10 15:00:30

By JOHN HOLYOKE Mainers were treated to a fabulous July 4 weekend, with sunny weather perfect for spending time at the beach, at camp, or enjoying a family barbecue. On Sunday, I took advantage of the weather and headed to the lake. Boating was on the agenda, and three eager youngsters were looking forward to spending some time on the tube. I'd drive the boat, haul the tube, and take special care to avoid others who were also on the water, enjoying the day. That was the plan. Easier...

2008-06-24 09:02:48

By Nick Sambides Jr., Bangor Daily News, Maine Jun. 24--HOWLAND, Maine -- The former Howland Tannery building on the Penobscot River will be razed to make way for a fish bypass, but not for a few years, project advocates said Monday. The Penobscot River Restoration Trust is preparing to apply for permits to raze the decrepit structure, but the permitting process likely won't be completed until 2010 or 2011, said John Banks, an executive committee member of that organization. "I don't...

2008-06-14 15:00:13

By Kevin Miller, Bangor Daily News, Maine Jun. 14--Maine Warden Service divers looking for a missing fisherman from East Millinocket planned to search a "point of interest" today that was identified in aerial photographs. Divers and other search teams have been on the Penobscot River near Mattawamkeag since Thursday morning looking for Wayne Crosby, who is feared to have drowned after the canoe in which he was fishing was swamped in turbulent waters. Two other men in the canoe managed...

2007-08-29 15:10:00

Henry David Thoreau made his third and final trip to Maine's North Woods 150 years ago, traveling waterways and forests that shaped so many of his ideas about nature. A non-profit group on July 23 unveiled what it calls the Thoreau- Wabanaki Trail to pay tribute to Thoreau whom some consider the first ecotourist and the Penobscot Indian guides who accompanied him on two of his treks. Maine Woods Forever has produced a detailed map of Thoreau's trips and will erect informational kiosks along...

2006-12-08 12:00:00

By DEIRDRE FLEMING Staff Writer The Maine Atlantic Salmon Commission appeared open Thursday to a spring fishing season for Atlantic salmon after a successful trial this fall on the Penobscot River. Department of Marine Resources Commissioner George Lapointe recommended that a restricted spring season be considered, after the experimental fall season was deemed a success. The pilot catch-and- release program occurred without harming the salmon, officials said. Lapointe, who is on the...

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