Coastal Conversations Radio Program: Stories From the Nation’s Island-based Working Waterfronts

Coastal 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 – Filmmaker
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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