Category Archives: Waterfront

What’s the mystery structure on the barge? A submarine drydock? The Borg?

mystery ship

Nobody’s willing to say what’s in the box-shaped four-story structure that arrived by barge at Cianbro’s Rickers Wharf Marine Facility in Portland last night, nor will anybody divulge who commissioned its construction or why. Folks who know for sure, like Cianbro CEO Peter Vigue, won’t say, passing along only that the project is “very important,” […]

Don’t let your boat relieve itself in Casco Bay

Memorial Day weekend — and for some, the start of boating season — is upon us. That means folks are getting their boats unwrapped and prepared to hit the water again. It also means the environmental organization Friends of Casco Bay is almost ready to provide low-cost pumpout service to boat owners, traveling up and […]

Composting as a job creator

Lee Michael of Garbage to Garden empties a bucket of food scraps in the Munjoy Hill neighborhood recently. Garbage to Garden offers curbside composting to its customers. (BDN file photo by Troy R. Bennett)

When folks compost — take their organic waste, like food scraps and pet droppings and such, and mix it with soil or sawdust to create nutrient-rich fertilizer for plants — it’s often a feel-good activity. It’s better for the planet than throwing those watermelon rinds in the landfill (Quick Fact: About 40 percent of landfill […]