Coastal Conversations

Coastal Conversations Radio Program: Transportation and Congestion in Acadia National Park

Submitted by Natalie Springuel on Tue, 10/24/2017 - 14:59

small photo of Acadia National ParkAs the fall colors begin to fade, so does the congestion in Acadia National Park. But in recent years, the high volumes of people accessing both the Park and the surrounding Mount Desert Island towns during the summer and shoulder seasons has caused increased traffic, overloaded parking lots and, many would say, decreased visitor experience.

Coastal Conversations Radio Program: Salts & Water, Stories from The Maine Coast

Submitted by Natalie Springuel on Thu, 09/14/2017 - 14:55

Salts and Water logoStonington’s women lobstermen, Portland’s fishmongers, Eastport’s record-breaking tides… these are some of the characters that are featured in a new podcast series called Salts and Water, Stories from the Maine Coast.

Salts and Water is a project of Experience Maritime Maine, a network of people and organizations dedicated to celebrating the rich heritage, culture, and natural beauty of Maine’s coast.

Coastal Conversations Radio Program: Fisheries History at Penobscot Marine Museum

Submitted by Natalie Springuel on Wed, 08/16/2017 - 15:07

Photo of a weir
A life-size herring weir is erected on the front lawn at Penobscot Marine Museum.
A historic exploration of Maine’s fisheries is illustrated this summer at the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport. The Museum is in the middle of a summer long exhibit called Gone Fishing, The Net Result: Our Evolving Fisheries. The exhibit is based on a treasure trove of historical photos focusing on the commercial fishing industry in the post-WWII era. The museum received the photos in 2012 as a gift from National Fishermen, the nation’s preeminent publication about the commercial fishing industry.

Coastal Conversations Radio Program: Sea Kayak Safety in Cold Water

Submitted by Natalie Springuel on Tue, 05/09/2017 - 10:53
The weather is getting warmer and people in Maine are anxious to get their kayaks and other boats in the water, but boating safety advocates remind us that ocean temperatures take a lot longer to warm than the air. This is Natalie Springuel, from the University of Maine Sea Grant, host of Coastal Conversations. On our next program, we’ll explore concerns related to cold water boating and how to prepare for safe and enjoyable adventures on the ocean and lakes of Maine.