Submitted by Natalie Springuel on Mon, 11/19/2018 - 16:27

Stories from the nation's island-based working waterfronts

logo for the National Working Waterfront NetworkCoastal Conversations show: November 23, 2018
WERU 89.9 in Blue Hill and 99.9 in Bangor
Host: Natalie Springuel, Maine Sea Grant

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What do year-round island communities in Maine, the Chesapeake Bay and the Great Lakes have in common? Their working waterfronts are crucial for the island’s future.

This is Natalie Springuel, from the University of Maine Sea Grant, host of Coastal Conversations. On our next program, we will hear stories from island-based working waterfront communities in Maine and around the country.

The show was produced with the help of College of the Atlantic students who travelled to a national symposium about working waterfronts where they interviewed fishermen, island residents, municipal officials and others.

So make a note to tune in Friday morning, November 23, when this month’s Coastal Conversations shares stories from the nation’s working waterfronts.

Only on WERU community radio, 89.9 FM in Blue Hill and 99.9 in Bangor, and online at

Guests (in the order they appear on the show)

Matthew Preisser, Lansing, MI
Lake Coordinator, Michigan Office of the Great Lakes

Steve Train, Long Island, ME
Commercial Lobsterman

Duke Marshall & Mark Nelson, Smith Island, MD
Smith Island United

Russ Brohl, South Bass Island, OH
Retired Ship Captain, Member of the Port Authority

Peter Huston, South Bass Island, OH

Donald McCann, Fleets Island, VA
Marine Surveyor, Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Andy Dorr, Vinalhaven, ME
Vinalhaven Town Manager

Hattie Train, Long Island, ME
Undergraduate, University of Maine, and Commercial Lobsterman

Guest Co-producers for this Show

Corina Gribble
College of the Atlantic student

Ela Keegan
College of the Atlantic student

Katie Clark
College of the Atlantic student

This episode of Coastal Conversations was made possible with the support of College of the Atlantic and Island Institute.

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