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Ralph Stanley, Boatbuilder & Historian, Passes Over Bar

Ralph Stanley, Boatbuilder & Historian, Passes Over Bar

This is the 33-foot Friendship Sloop HIERONYMUS built by Ralph Stanley of Southwest Harbor in 1962.SOUTHWEST HARBOR – It is with a very, very heavy heart that we learned of the passing of noted boatbuilder and maritime historian Ralph Stanley of Southwest Harbor at...

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What’s in an Age?

What is the average age of a Maine fisherman? An interesting question, since so many start young and still fish into their 80s and beyond.

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Maine Coastal News is a monthly publication with news, history and photos from all across Maine’s Coast.

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Volume 35, Issue 1 of Maine Coastal News features articles on the life of Ralph Stanley, Scott Worthing of Webhannet River Boat Yard, setting up your work bench for model building, what’s happening in boatyards and shipyards along the coast, Sheila Dassatt’s article ‘Do You Remember?’, Maine DMR News, U. S. Navy News, and the DELA Report. Plus maritime history news from the past! And much more!