Maine

1:42am

Wed July 16, 2014
Craft Beer

Craft Beer Reaches New Depths As Mainers Brew A Batch From Seaweed

Originally published on Mon July 21, 2014 10:14 am

A glass of the seaweed beer created by Marshall Wharf Brewing Co. in Belfast, Maine.
Jay Field MPBN

More craft breweries are using exotic ingredients in their creations these days. There are ales made with all kinds of fruit, beers infused with coriander and other spices, stouts brewed with oysters — even beer made from yeast scraped off 35 million-year-old whale bones. But what about a beer made with seaweed?

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2:45am

Mon September 2, 2013
Around the Nation

In Maine, Even With A GPS, You Can't Get There From Here

Originally published on Mon September 2, 2013 8:58 am

If you're planning that last summer road trip, you might want to pull those maps out of the attic.
iStockphoto.com

Once a standard fixture at every gas station, good old fashioned paper maps have all but folded in the digital age. But, there are places that can baffle your high tech gadgets.

Getting yourself lost in a rural state is an easy thing to do. Pavement turns into dirt track, and before you know it, you're driving through miles of woods and boulders, and your GPS isn't helping.

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12:53am

Thu August 22, 2013
The Salt

In Canada, Maine Lobstermen Get Both A Rival And A Tutor

Originally published on Thu August 22, 2013 10:43 am

Sternman Scott Beede returns an undersized lobster while checking traps in Mount Desert, Maine.
Robert F Bukaty AP

There's nothing quite like the sweet, succulent taste of Maine lobster. And fishermen off the state's rocky coastline have been catching more and more of the tasty crustacean over the past five years.

But that surging supply has overwhelmed Maine's limited marketing and processing capabilities and driven down the prices paid to lobstermen.

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1:35pm

Wed August 21, 2013
Animals

On A Rocky Maine Island, Puffins Are Making A Tenuous Comeback

Originally published on Wed August 21, 2013 6:12 pm

A puffin prepares to land with a bill full of fish on Eastern Egg Rock, off the Maine coast in July. Last year young puffins died at an alarming rate from starvation because of a shortage of herring.
Robert F. Bukaty AP

Rocky, windswept Eastern Egg Rock, about 6 miles off the coast of Maine, was once a haven for a hugely diverse bird population. But in the 1800s, fishermen decimated the birds' ranks — for food and for feathers.

When ornithologist Stephen Kress first visited 40 years ago, the 7-acre island was nearly barren, with only grass and gulls left. Not a puffin in sight. Not even an old puffin bone.

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1:45pm

Thu August 8, 2013
The Two-Way

Shipyard To Get $54 Million To Scrap Arson-Damaged Nuclear Sub

Originally published on Fri August 9, 2013 4:15 am

Casey Fury was sentenced to 17 years in prison for setting a fire aboard the USS Miami in May 2012.
AP

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