NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — Last month, Moonbeam, was sold to a wonderful organization, OceansWide, whose mission is to put students and scientists together at sea in the Gulf of Maine. Moonbeam did a great job for the Sunbeam crew members and island communities as the Mission’s interim boat during the refit.
Moonbeam will forever remain among the Mission’s list of hard working, dependable, boats. Thank you, Moonbeam.
OceansWide’s Executive Director Campbell “Buzz” Scott feeds discarded wire lobster traps into a gas-powered crusher at Trash 2 Treasures’ recycling station in Gouldsboro. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTOS BY LETITIA BALDWIN
Trap recycling program is poised to expand
January 5, 2021 by Letitia Baldwin on News, Waterfront
Last Sunday, Oceanswide’s founder and executive director Campbell “Buzz” Scott stopped by Traps 2 Treasure’s Walters Road station where lost, damaged and abandoned wire traps are stripped, crushed and readied every week by volunteers. Steuben’s Rowland’s Recycling disposes of the crushed traps as scrap metal.
T2T, as the nonprofit’s trap recycling program is called, was conceived in 2018. On an outing aboard the Maine Seacoast Mission’s vessel Sunbeam, OceansWide’s dive students saw numerous ghost lobster traps cluttering the sea floor while operating a remotely operated vessel to comb the bottom.
ABOARD THE SUNBEAM, ME — Buzz Scott & Paul Savoy of OceansWide, a non-profit organization whose mission is to put students and scientists together at sea in the Gulf of Maine, helped the school students from Islesford and Great Cranberry Islands explore the water and seabed around their islands using OceansWide’s underwater remote operated vehicle.
Each student learned how to fly the ROV (remotely operated vehicle), and was given time to explore to their heart’s delight. It was a beautiful day on the water, a great day for learning.
Thanks Buzz, Paul and OceansWide for freely sharing your knowledge and love of our beautiful ocean.