Birds at Lubec and Eastport

Downeast – A few lingering PINE GROSBEAKS were found in Lubec on the 12th. Undoubtedly spring overshoots, ORCHARD ORIOLES (2) are visiting an Eastport backyard. Photo credit: orchard oriole, See the pictures and subscribe at … Continue reading

Concerns About Rockweed Harvest In Cobscook

Rockweed Harvesting – Ascophyllum nodosum is a vital keystone species that provides a home for all kinds of marine species and it is a major contributor to the primary productivity of the area as well. Some folks are concerned about … Continue reading


  (Campobello Island, New Brunswick, CA, Dec. 21, 2016)   President Barack Obama has appointed Anna Eleanor Roosevelt as the newest member of the Roosevelt Campobello International Park Commission. Ms. Roosevelt, a granddaughter of President Franklin D. and First Lady … Continue reading

FISH: Things you might want to know about Atlantic Herring

Many folks around the Bay of Fundy have been concerned about the mortalities of Atlantic herring. This information gives you some basic information on this species. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]     … Continue reading

EXPLORE: Sailing Downeast in the 1930s

During the process of researching our coastal lighthouses, I ran across this publication. If you would like to experience things the way they were, then this is a really great read and source of information.   … Continue reading

ADVENTURES: Start planning your whale watching tour now!

The season can get busy … so it is wise to book well in advance. … Continue reading

COMMUNITY: The Commons – Nine women who took charge and work to develop Eastport, ME

There are a number of good things happening in the City of Eastport, Maine, including several that are being driven by 9 progressive women from the area. Together they have developed properties and businesses that are surviving the test of time. … Continue reading

Did You Know? The Calais Observatory provided the final piece of the puzzle required to establish Greenwich as the zero point of longitude values

The Story: NOAA GIVES CALAIS, MAINE OBSERVATORY THE FIRST PRESERVATION PARTNERSHIP DISK Commemorative Marker Promotes Preservation of Nation’s Heritage On July 2, 2005, representatives from NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and other government officials will designate the Calais … Continue reading

Down East diver uses camera to fight off shark

No videos or pictures in your ILQW email? See them at IMAGE COURTESY OF MER ASSESSMENT CORP. This Porbeagle shark recently bared its teeth to an underwater video camera when the shark approached a diver at salmon pens off … Continue reading

KAYAKING: A fabulous description and fabulous photos of a fabulous paddle in fabulous Cobscook Bay

No videos or pictures in your ILQW email? See them at Cobscook Bay/Lubec Underwater scene on Pope’s Island. Scalloper (?) at Cobscook Bay Basics: State Launch off South Edmunds Road, Edmunds TWP. Lots of parking, outhouse, paved ramp, dock. … Continue reading

Black Skimmers at Lubec?

Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2010 21:43:00 -0300From: Stuart Tingley, Nature NBSubject: Re: Lorneville/Saints’ Rest today I’m not sure if the Lorneville Black Skimmers were seen today but I’ve just read that 3 (1 juv. and 2 ads.) were present on … Continue reading

Noteable Sightings from the Maine Shore.

No videos or pictures in your ILQW email? See them at Downeast Maine A juvenile HUDSONIAN GODWIT, three AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS, two RED KNOTS, and a CASPIAN TERN were seen on the Lubec Flats back on September 12. Recent finds … Continue reading