Wednesday, October 31, 2018

FIRST LOOK: "The First Assistant Trailer"



Rockland, Maine- Today Doug Mills announced his latest film project, "The First Assistant".  "In the early part of the twentieth century one girl will risk everything, brave a monster storm, to save the keeper of the light."
The story written by Albert Douglass Mills, who was himself assistant keeper at the Rockland Breakwater Light.  The screenplay written and produced by Doug Mills.  Filming will start in early 2019.





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"Victory Chimes" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Victory Chimes" by Doug Mills
Maine's tall ship the Victory Chimes towers over the Rockland Breakwater Light as she sails into her home port of Rockland, Maine.


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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

BREAKING NEWS: Area Fire Departments Working 11 Lime Street 2-alarm Structure Fire

Photo courtesy of Rockland Fire Department
4:32pm Rockland Fire Department Update: Rockland Fire & EMS, along with our mutual aid companies, responded to DuPont on Lime Street for a reported building fire. Upon arrival, workers were evacuating the effected buildings and our members were receiving reports of smoke in two warehouses. Lt. Patrick Lowe and his first due companies made entry into the building to find smoke in buildings 12 and 13. Due to the size of both buildings, a second alarm was struck for manpower. At the peak of the investigation there were roughly 16 personnel in the two buildings and another four firefighters on the roof looking for the cause of the smoke.

After some time, the smoke was linked back to a heating unit that was in the process of being repaired for the heating season. The insulation within the unit, combined with dust build up, ignited and sent smoke throughout both buildings.

Any factors contributing to, or hindering the success of the operation:

The large foot print of both buildings was a factor that leads to the need for additional personnel. Searching for the cause of smoke or fire within these buildings can be taxing to both personnel and equipment.

Cause is heating unit malfunction.

Apparatus assigned were Rockland Fire & EMS, Rockport FD and Camden FD, Thomaston FD, and South Thomaston FD

10:40am Update: It appears it was a heater problem.
10:04am Update: All mutual aid has been cleared by command, Rockland will remain on scene, checking, maybe a boiler issue.
9:56am Update: Camden Fire Department as been cleared by command.
BREAKING NEWS: Rockland, Maine - Area fire departments are working 2nd-alarm structure fire at 11 Lime Street on Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 in Rockland, Maine.

Everyone reported to be out.

Stay tuned as more information becomes available.

"Rockland Breakwater Light" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Rockland Breakwater Light" by Doug Mills
The Rockland Breakwater Light greets incoming schooners to Rockland, Maine.


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Monday, October 29, 2018

"Old Schooners" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Old Schooners" by Doug Mills
Old schooners at the Rockland Breakwater Light in Rockland Maine.


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This historical archive is available to museums and for historical research.
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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Maine 7 Day Forecast


This Afternoon
Areas of drizzle with a chance of rain before 2pm, then a chance of rain after 2pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 53. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Tonight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Monday
A 40 percent chance of showers after 9am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 51. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. Northwest wind around 5 mph.

Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 47. Northwest wind 5 to 10 mph.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 32.

Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 50.
Wednesday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.

Thursday
A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54.
Thursday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 43.

Friday
Showers. High near 56. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Friday Night
Showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Saturday
A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 53.


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"Small Boats" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Small Boats" by Doug Mills
Small boats alongside schooner Heritage docked at North End Shipyard in Rockland, Maine.


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Saturday, October 27, 2018

"Home Port Of Rockland" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Home Port Of Rockland" by Doug Mills
Stephen Taber and American Eagle sail toward their home port of Rockland, Maine.


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This historical archive is available to museums and for historical research.
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Friday, October 26, 2018

FIRST LOOK: "Foggy Morning At Owls Head"


A first look at MAINE POSITIVE TV's newest presentation, "Foggy Morning At Owls Head"  It's fall in Maine and fog hangs heavy over the Owles Head Lighthouse as historic schooners Stephen Taber and J&E Rioggin sail into their homeport of Rockland, Maine.


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"Morning Fog Off Rockport" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Morning Fog Off Rockport" by Doug Mills
Nathaniel Bowditch [Ladone] sailing in the morning fog off Rockport Maine.


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Thursday, October 25, 2018

"Beyond The Breakwater" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Beyond The Breakwater" by Doug Mills
Schooner Heritage sailing beyond the breakwater on her way downeast.


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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

First Look: The Great Schooner Race Silent Film


Here is a first look at MAINE POSITIVE TVs newest original production " The Great Schooner Race Silent Film"  Filmed entirely onboard the Victory Chimes, built 1900, during The Great Schooner Race.


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"Homeward Bound" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Homeward Bound" by Doug Mills
The Maine schooner Heritage homeward bound to Rockland.


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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

The Rockland Report October 19, 2018


OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF POLICE
 During the past month Rockland Police Department Officers responded to 744 calls for service, investigated 25 traffic accidents and conducted 87 motor vehicle stops. As a result 47 people were
either arrested or summonsed for various violations.
 Members of the Patrol Division continue to conduct targeted traffic enforcement details. Some of these details are grant funded while others are not and are incorporated into daily shift activity. These details include; seatbelt enforcement distracted driving, impaired driving and speed
enforcement. These details are conducted and various locations throughout the city. Grant funding for some of these details is coming to close for 2018 and department staff will be preparing to re-apply for these funding opportunities in 2019.
 With the new school year upon us officers have increased their visibility at local schools especially during times identified as potential concerns by school staff. Along with increased visibility and at the school, officers have increased enforcement of speed limits within school zones to remind the
motoring public that schools are back in session.
 Officers continue to provide security escort services to financial institutions while they service their automated teller machines.
 Officers continue to conduct alcohol compliance checks are various establishments in Rockland to ensure these locations are in compliance with state laws and city ordinances.
 When staffing levels permit, evening shift officers are patrolling Main St. on foot and checking business to make sure they are secured.
 Officers have increased foot patrols on the Boardwalk, Scott St. Beach and neighborhoods in the south end of the city to address loitering, drinking in public and some minor criminal mischief incidents.
 The department currently has one vacancy in the Patrol Division. It is anticipated that a preemployment letter will be sent to an applicant sometime this week. This will allow us to begin the background investigation process.
 Detectives in the Criminal Investigation Division continue to investigate open criminal investigations. The detectives are also busy working with other local, state and federal partners on investigations that come in to Rockland.
 Detectives continue to provide a variety of training programs for local businesses and health care professionals in a variety of topics including; signs of human trafficking, theft prevention, robbery response protocols and sexual assault response protocols.
 Department members have completed the annual fall firearms qualifications. The focus of these qualifications was the patrol rifle and shotguns.
 All department patrol rifles have been up-fitted with close quarter battle sight systems. This will increase officer safety and improve accuracy in the event these weapons do have to be deployed to engage a threat.
 Administrative staff continues working with RSU 13 in creating a school Resource officer policy and memorandum of understanding. The Chief will be attending RSU 13 School Board workshops in the upcoming weeks. The purpose of these meetings will be to prepare for the release of grant funding for a School Resource Officer and to also start a conversation about a school funded officer should the grant not be awarded.
 Administrative staff is working with other local law enforcement leaders, health care professionals and addiction recovery resources in creating a community collaborative which mirrors the very successful model used in Lincoln County. The primary focus of this collaborative is to address the
opiate addiction crisis in Knox County.
 Administrative staff is attending peer to peer recovery meetings. The purpose of this is to break down barriers between law enforcement and people struggling with addiction. The goal is for
people struggling with addiction to see law enforcement as a resource to recovery and not an obstacle to it.
 Administrative staff is preparing and RFP for the purchase of a new police cruiser; as well as, considering options to get rid of the special services truck and the motorcycle.
 The department’s NARCAN policy is complete and has been approved by the policy review committee. It is anticipated that this policy will go out to department members this week and officers will be equipped with NARCAN by the end of the month.
 Administration has been reviewing recent Giglio decisions throughout the state and how those decisions are impacting law enforcement, along with a comprehensive review of the departments Giglio policy. It is a goal to have some minor changes to this policy completed within the next month to ensure compliance with the Maine Criminal Justice Academy Board of Trustees
recommendations.
 Last week the Chief attended the annual International Association of Chiefs of Police Convention. Classes that were attended by the Chief included:
 How Smaller Agencies Can Manage Critical Incidents and Ensure Psychological Survival.
 Comprehensive Guidance on Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement.
 Recruiting: What’s Working, What’s Not.
 Law Enforcement Diversion Models to Intervene in the Opioid Epidemic.
 Community Approach to Active Shooter Preparedness.
 The Three Hour Rule: Critical Incident Response through Social Media.
 Maintaining Your Job in the Face of Union and Political Attacks.
 Community Engaged Policing.
 Small Agency Tactical Response to Active Shooter Incidents.

OFFICE OF THE FIRE/EMS CHIEF
Over this preceding week, in addition to the response to 172 Fire and EMS calls, conducting apparatus checks, daily cleaning, routine repairs and maintenance to the fleet and of the quarters, the following occurred:
 Training provided over the last month:
 EMS training for this month was a ‘Mega-Code” drill where all aspects of EMS care are used. Skills that aren’t often required on everyday EMS runs are refreshed on, numerous hands on skills are tested, and we dive deep into our protocols. Shift members also attended a near fatal strangulation class which produced good information for those trauma type calls.
 FIRE: September is Driver Training month. We focus on Maine driving laws, RFDs own Standard Operating Procedures, Rules and Regulations, and past driving experiences. We then have all members drive the assigned apparatus on a specific route within Rockland. The first half of October brings with it vehicle extrication training. We look into new methods of not only removing patients from vehicles, but we train on vehicle stabilization and are use of the “Jaws of Life”.
 FF Carl Anderson attended a day long training with RSU 13 using the “I Love You Guys” training team. This is an experience that will not only allow us to interact with school officials in the event of an active threat, but presentations that will most certainly hit home in a worst case scenario.
 Notable Meetings attended by Management staff:
 Chief Whytock attended the following meetings:
1. Continue Emergency Plans meeting with RSU 13 and public safety staff
2. Council Meetings
3. Attended a walk-through of the new Owls Head School.
4. License inspection meetings for various agencies within the City
5. Various other safety/planning meetings
 Special Events /News
 Lt Pat Lowe and FF Carl Anderson have spent much of the last few weeks presenting Fire Safety to our local schools and day care facilities. Every year a lot of hard work goes into spreading the fire safety messages and I want to thank them both for a job well done.
 We are completing up our procedures and putting our new Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) in service, and what a process this has been. I would like to acknowledge LT Brian Sullivan for his hard work and dedication to seeing this project through. Strong work LT!
 We hosted a very successful Open House to end Fire Prevention Week. Thanks everyone who attended and made it a positive and learning experience.
 ****REMINDER****Rockland is now a part of Wardens Report, which allows citizens to obtain a burn permit FOR FREE online www.wardensreport.com . The system is designed to only issue permits on days where the fire class day is below the allowable threshold. You will still be able to come to the station and get a hand written copy for free as well. Both permits clearly state what can and can’t be burned and when you are allowed to burn. If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to call and speak to the duty
officer at the fire station.
 Notable Calls Responded To: (Although our job affords us the opportunity to do amazing things (most of which we can’t talk about), these calls have made headlines.
 RFD responded to a building fire at 10 Summer Street for a report of a building fire. Car 1 and A shift arrived to find a fire in the rear of the building, damaging an outside porch and stairway to the second floor. The fire was contained to the area of origin in part to an alert and resourceful tenant of the apartment building. Damage was minimal with no extension into the building.
 B Shift responded to a tree into a building on Jefferson Street. Crews found a large branch had fallen from a tree and penetrated the roof/ceiling above the kitchen area of the home. No injuries were reported and the limb was removed and the hole covered up with plastic.
 Safety Note:
 If you are having issues with a smoke or Carbon Monoxide detector, feel free to call us and we can assist you. Don’t remove a detector and not replace it with a functional one.
 Although I hate to admit it, the colder seasons will be upon us sooner than we want. Make sure your fuel burning appliances are cleaned, serviced, and ready to go. If you haven’t done so already, clean your chimney and if you need an inspection performed for any reason just give us a call. 207-594-0318
 Please take a few minutes to read the attached Adult Fire Prevention message from Assistant Fire Chief Adam Miceli.

OFFICE OF THE WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY DIRECTOR
 The summer chlorination season for 2018 ended October 1st.
 Changes to the sewer charges and fees order were submitted.
 Started the tank coating project on the vortex separator.
 Provided a plant tour to one of the industrial users.
 One of the chemical suppliers completed bench testing for polymer.
 Ishigaki Corp. was onsite to do a pilot test and demonstration of a new screw press that is being considered to replace the belt filter presses.
 Completed repairs to the #1 primary clarifier.
 Cleaned and winterized the chemical pumps and systems used for chlorination.
 We are actively dealing with an upset to the treatment process.
 Removed and repaired the #7 pump at Park St. pump station.
 Worked with Interstate Septic to pump and clean the Waldo Ave. and Glenwood Ave. pump stations.
 Used the vac truck to clean sand and grit from a tank at the treatment plant.
 Responded to Dig-Safe requests from other utilities and local contractors.
 Inspected various sewer repairs and new sewer lateral connections.
 Sent notice to property owners of failed or defective sewer lines that were detected through city wide testing of the sewer system.
 Worked with Wright-Pierce Engineering to complete plans for various sewer projects.
 Entered new data into the G.I.S.

OFFICE OF THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
 Creating opportunity for non-residential development. Developed a proposal, in collaboration with the City Manager and Code Enforcement Officer that would: rezone 5 contiguous parcels on Pleasant Street to business park; eliminate weight limits on Pleasant street from Belvidere to Highland St Extension; and adjust certain setbacks and coverage limits to maximize productive use
of BP and industrial properties, while providing for substantial setbacks when parcels adjoin residential uses or zones.
 REDAC support for Pleasant St proposal. Rockland’s Economic Development Advisory Committee voted to support the Pleasant St proposal at its September meeting.
 Harbor Trail signs. Reached out to get cost estimates for possible interpretive signs about historic sites along the Harbor Trail. The Harbor Trail Committee has identified various points of historic interest and has a potential sign design for consideration.
 Letter of support. Prepared a letter of support of the Farnsworth’s proposal to the Maine Office of Tourism in support of marketing Rockland as an arts capital.
 Office of Tourism. Attended a meeting with Office of Tourism staff to discuss community preferences related to cruise marketing. Suggested that proactive marketing of the port of Rockland be mindful of Rockland’s recently-passed limits, and focus primarily on smaller ships. Shared that some stakeholders have suggested that the State should focus its marketing on cruise lines with strong environmental performance records.
 3rd party survey of economic impacts. Kicked off the 3rd party survey of the economic impact of cruise ships that was requested by Council. The project involves: an intercept survey of cruise ship passengers; a survey of downtown businesses to determine local impacts (whether positive or negative); and a survey of land-based tourists on cruise ship days. The project piggybacks on a
Maine Office of Tourism survey already underway for the intercept survey of cruise passengers and we have hired the University of Southern Maine (through the Musson Group) for the other parts of the survey and analysis of results.
 Misc. Assistance. Addressed questions or issues related to existing businesses (7), business prospects (7), residents (5) and others (7).
 Brownfields. We are beating the bushes for properties in need of a Phase 1 or 2 environmental assessment that could benefit from the City’s Brownfield Program. Assessments are provided free of charge to eligible properties.
 CDBG Grants. Made the various supplemental filings required before getting grant agreements in place for the CDBG grants awarded and we are now awaiting the final award documents for signature.

OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC SERVICES DIRECTOR
 Work is nearing completion on the Transfer Station Building Upgrade Project, the new compactor as well as the refurbished one are in place and are up and running. Walk through was done with Woodard & Curran a few punch list remain and should be done by 10/17/18. The Single Stream Recycling will launch in the spring of 2019. The new Single Stream Recycling education outreach will begin soon and be ongoing leading up to the launch in the spring.
 The Public Services Crew completed the drainage, ditching and basin work on Limerock St. On Sept. 24th the lower part of Limerock St. was milled and shim dragged by All States Asphalt. Currently we are waiting for good weather and temperature to complete the final paving. Rain has delayed the schedule.
 The crew also completed the drainage and some ditching work on the Bog Road. The Bog Road asphalt was reclaimed and graded. All States Asphalt has applied binder to part of the road starting at Mill St and as with Limerock St.; we are waiting for the right weather and temperature to complete the final paving.
 The Public Services Director spoke at the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rethink Week presentation held at the Rockland Public Library on Sept. 18th. The Director spoke about the components of the Solid Waste Facility and the future physical and logistic changes that will be taking place. A representative from EcoMaine also spoke about what happens to all of the recycled materials once they arrive at their facilities.
 Thompson Meadow Bridge RFP is complete and should be put out to bid this fall for work to be performed next summer.
 CMP has agreed to relocate 3 utility poles on Winter Street so the sidewalk can be constructed.
 Attended monthly Dept. Head Meeting.
 Attended the Energy Forum on Sept. 19th.
 The annual Landfill and monitoring well survey was completed.
 The Fall Leaf & Brush Pick up Schedule has been posted. Pick up will begin in Zone 1 on October 29th.
 Compost Area was turned & windrows were re-established in preparation for the fall leaf pick up.
 Finished compost was set aside for screening.
 Another two sections of stamped concrete sidewalk have been completed on Atlantic Street.
 Island and esplanade mowing throughout the City.
 Continued repairs and maintenance at the Library and City Hall.
 Replacing and placing new signs throughout the City.
 Ongoing cold patch is being done City wide.
 Ongoing City wide trash removal.
 Sewer report for the month of September was sent to the sewer treatment plant.

OFFICE OF THE LIBRARY DIRECTOR
The Library presented Reduce Reuse Recycle Rethink Week with the Good Tern Co-op and Renew Rockland’s Waste Watchers. Highlights were: “Trash Talk”, an evening that explored where our waste and recycleables go, presented by Public Services Director Dave St. Laurent and Katrina Venhuezen of EcoMaine; “Use It Up”, a cooking with leftovers workshop at the Good Tern, and “Rockland’s got a
Brand New Bag” a bag-making demo and hands-on workshop. The demo was led by Leah Ondra of Clementine and Emily Horne Jeffries of the Co-op and Patty King of the Library led the t-shirt bag making workshop.
A variety of scenes and themes were created in Catinka Knoth’s Art classes for adults and children, autumn leaves and trees. Jessie Blanchard and Katie Drago hosted a STEM Workshop—Elephant Toothpaste. Participants were invited to learn about exothermic reactions by making giant foamy toothpaste. Jessie and Katie report that although the STEM Workshops usually attracts families, they were surprised to have more solo adults attending than families for this activity.
The Library and the League of Women Voters Midcoast Maine registered eight new voters on National Voter Registration Day. This collaboration was coordinated by Jessie Blanchard. The Camden Conference Community Event for October was “China’s Century? Not So Fast”, with Michael Roskin. China’s “S-Curve” is starting to kick in, argues Michael Roskin, a retired professor of
political science living in Rockland. An elongated “S” charts economic growth generally: awakening, rapid growth, and then leveling off. China seems to be heading into this third phase with problems in banking, investment, debt and capital flight, all amid overseas expansion and a crackdown on dissent.
Patty King organized Tuesday & Thursday evening Community Events programming including a talk about restorative justice and the North Pond Hermit, presented by Representative Pinny Beebe- Center and Maeghan Mahoney, the DA who prosecuted him and a screening of the documentary
Winged Migration with an introductory talk by volunteers from Friends of Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge visitor center. Children’s Librarian Jean Young met with South School Librarian Deanna Tibbitts and planned a combined family library time, which will be held once a month. They planned the first three programs. Teresa Verrill read reviews in VOYA, Horn Book, and Booklist, selected and ordered several YA books and began to work on helping order nonfiction Juvenile books. To, assist with her cataloging skills, Teresa also took a four-week online Authority Control course through Library Juice Academy.
Katie continued hosting Baby Time on Thursday mornings. In addition to being a time for babies to wiggle, move and listen to stories, another benefit is families gaining a community of support through the people they meet there.
Volunteers for this period include Mary Kelly, Sarah Lawson, Pat Niedzielski, Jane Ryan, Hugh Ryrie, Deborah Sealey, Katie Syrett, and Demetri Joy. Additionally, Patty King met with and coordinated training for two new library volunteers. Library staff continue to provide one-on-one tech help, both in the form of scheduled appointments and “on the spot” assistance. Examples of assistance include: working with a first time Mac user, teaching a patron how to attach documents to emails, and helping a patron navigate the Cloudlibrary.
The Library “celebrated” Banned Books Week from September 24-28 with daily costumes and a display of banned books. Katie dressed up daily like a character from a banned book, with Jessie joining her as Captain Ahab from Moby Dick one day. The costumes and the Week were featured in a story on Village Soup: https://knox.villagesoup.com/p/library-staff-finds-fun-way-to-highlight serioustopic/ 1781766
In early October, Jean presented Apples, Apples, and Apples! Participants crafted with them, bobbed for them, and attempted to identify the different varieties of them that were present.
Also in early October, Jessie, Katie & Patty (during their time off) created a dapper cat scarecrow, Purrnest Hemingway, who will represent the Library on Main St during the “Rockland Scarecrow Days.”
During September the Library served 9,539 patrons and held 61 programs with a total attendance of 704.
Upcoming events: Halloween Hootenanny (a Halloween Celebration for Children and their families) and International Observe the Moon Night, a worldwide celebration of lunar science and exploration held annually since 2010.


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"In The Fog Off Camden" The Maine Windjammer Project


"In The Fog Off Camden" by Doug Mills
America's oldest schooner, Lewis R French, built 1871, in the fog off Camden Maine.


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Monday, October 22, 2018

"Camden" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Camden" by Doug Mills
Camden from the deck of Maine windjammer Angelique "The Angel of Penobscot Bay"


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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Maine 7 Day Forecast


This Afternoon
Mostly sunny, with a high near 47. Northwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tonight
Clear, with a low around 27. West wind 5 to 10 mph.

Monday
Sunny, with a high near 46. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
Monday Night
Increasing clouds, with a low around 34. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Tuesday
Showers likely, mainly between 7am and 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 51. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 35.

Wednesday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 29.

Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 44.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 26.

Friday
Sunny, with a high near 45.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 29.

Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 49.


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"The Stephen Taber" The Maine Windjammer Project


"The Stephen Taber" by Doug Mills
The Stephen Taber was launched in 1871 and has not missed a single sailing season since.


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Saturday, October 20, 2018

"A Warm Foggy Morning" The Maine Windjammer Project


"A Warm Foggy Morning" by Doug Mills
The American Eagle sailing western Penobscot Bay on a warm foggy morning.


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Friday, October 19, 2018

"Rounding Owls Head" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Rounding Owls Head" by Doug Mills
The Stephen Taber and Heritage rounding Owls Head on a foggy summer morning.


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Thursday, October 18, 2018

"South End of Rackland" The Maine Windjammer Project


"South End of Rackland" by Doug Mills
The Stephen Taber at the dock on the South End of Rockland, Maine


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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

"Maine Windjammers" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Maine Windjammers" by Doug Mills
Maine windjammers Angelique and Mercantile in Rockland harbor.


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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

"A Downeast Sunset" The Maine Windjammer Project


"A Downeast Sunset" by Doug Mills
A downeast sunset from the deck of the last Chesapeake Ram schooner, Victory Chimes.


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Monday, October 15, 2018

BREAKING NEWS: Rt 1 Shut Down By Sterling Rd Warren For 2-Vehicle Head-On (CLEARED)

9:38pm Update: Scene cleared around an hour ago.
7:35pm Update: One being transported to Pen Bay.
BREAKING NEWS: Warren, Maine - Rt 1 by Sterling Rd. is shut down for a 2-vehicle head on accident on Monday, October 15th, 2018 in Warren, Maine.

Unknown injuries.

"Great Grandfather's Lighthouse" The Maine Windjammer Project


"Great Grandfather's Lighthouse" by Doug Mills
Great Grandfather's lighthouse, Goose Rocks Light in the fox Island Thorofare.


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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Maine 7 Day Forecast


This Afternoon
Sunny, with a high near 54. West wind around 10 mph.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 37. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Monday
Rain, mainly after noon. High near 59. South wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Monday Night
Rain likely before 8pm, then a chance of showers between 8pm and 1am. Cloudy during the early evening, then gradual clearing, with a low around 45. West wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 52. West wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 40.

Wednesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 52.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 33.

Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 43.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 33.

Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 42.

Saturday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 56.


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