The first woman to complete the 740 mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail alone has laid down her paddles and pulled her kayak out of the water after finishing the landmark trip yesterday.Cathy Mumford, a 50 year old mother from New Jersey, started the trip June 19th in New York and paddled through Vermont, southern Quebec and New Hampshire before ending in Fort Kent.She was joined for certain parts of the trip by friends and family but says a big reason she embarked on the journey was to spend some time alone.”You know I was at a crossroads in my life, I was going through all kinds of changes and I kind of wanted to be alone to think and I wanted to do something that would be good for me.
Fire Fighters spent more than eight hours battling a house fire on Deer Isle.Crews from at least five departments were called to Church Lane, just off Route 15.We’re told some kids inside the home called 9-1-1 around 4 o’clock Monday afternoon, saying that a power surge inside a bedroom had sparked a small fire.Dispatchers told the kids to immediately leave the home, which they did.Fire Fighters were unable to save the house.Electricity was out for some time, for neighbors in the area.Around the same time as that fire, another call came in just down the road on route 15 in Blue Hill.It appears a malfunctioning furnace sparked the blaze.We’re told the homeowner was able to get out safely and the fire was quickly put out.
State fire investigators say a fire in Knox Monday night was arson.Fire crews from at least 10 towns responded to that barn fire on the Kenney Road around 9:30.We’re told the barn was full of hay, and was attached to a home.Crews managed to save much of the barn, and the house was untouched.Firefighters and the Fire Marshal’s Office cleared the scene around 4:15 this morning.
The folks at the Maine Maritime Museum in Bath need your help.They are pulling together an exhibit titled Cold Waters, Cold War : The 20th Century Navy in Maine.They’re looking for Navy veterans who were stationed in Maine from 1950 to 1991.The museum seeks artifacts and memorabilia for exhibits to recognize the role Maine Naval Facilities played in the Cold War.They’d like to hear personal accounts of Navy Service in Maine, too.If you have a story to tell or an artifact you’re asked to contact museum curator Chris Hall of the Maine Maritime Museum.
Firefighters from Deer Isle are on scene of a structure fire at this hour.We’re told the fire in on Church Lane, just off Route 15.Power is out for some folks in the area, and at least one other department has been called in to help fight the fire.We’ll have more information as it becomes available.
For a quarter of a century, Deb Soule has made a living off the earth.Her Rockport business sells medicinal herbs and alternative health products around the globe.As Joy Hollowell tells us, Avena Botanicals is a thriving business that still manages to stay true to its roots.=========”There’s probably 200 different plants and trees and shrubs growing here in the garden,” says Deb Soule, pointing to various spots around her 3 acre garden.
The trial of Michael Chasse entered it’s second week in Rockland Monday.He’s accused of kidnapping and assault at the Maine State Prison where he’s an inmate.Prosecutors say Chasse held a prison worker and an inmate hostage for seven hours in the office of the prison library in June of 2008.Chasse has pleaded not guilty.