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Buy your own off-the-grid island for $1.4M – Curbed

Located in beautiful Wheeler Bay, Maine Interested in buying your own island just in time for summer? Check out the five-acre Ram Island, a rustic island not far from the mainland of Maine’s Wheeler Bay and the St. George Peninsula. This fully wooded island boasts a safe mooring, southern exposure to …

Maine’s shrimp fishery to remain shut down next year

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — New England’s shuttered shrimp fishery won’t be allowed to reopen this winter. An arm of the regulatory Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission decided on Thursday it will keep the fishery closed because of concerns about poor reproduction in the warming Atlantic Ocean. The fishery has been …

At $800K a pop, new Navy destroyer’s ammo is in question

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The new guns on the Navy’s biggest and most advanced destroyer are going to be firing blanks if the Navy can’t find cost-effective projectiles. The GPS-guided, rocket-powered projectiles developed for the new 155mm Advanced Gun System currently cost about $800,000 apiece, nearly as much as a …