Maine News You May Have Missed

The world’s first hybrid-powered cruise ship stops in Maine, a Canadian Pacific Railway train derails in Orneville, and more.


The world’s first hybrid-powered cruise ship, MS Roald Amundsen, made its inaugural stop in Maine, docking in Eastport after traveling through the Northwest Passage from Alaska, en route to Antarctica. It also visited Bar Harbor and Rockland.

Southwest Harbor

Gott’s Store was put up for sale. The gas station, grocery, and takeout serves Mount Desert Island’s Quiet Side and has stayed in the same family since opening 78 years ago.


Kennebec Property Services, the company behind the popular Maine Cabin Masters home-remodeling TV show, paid $16,500 to the Environmental Protection Agency in a settlement over mishandling of lead paint.


A Canadian Pacific Railway train derailed in the middle of the night. To get heavy equipment to the six freight cars and three engines, recovery crews had to cut a new road through the woods. Nobody was injured.

Cabot Cove

Angela Lansbury, who starred as crime novelist and amateur sleuth Jessica Fletcher in Murder, She Wrote, set in a fictional seaside Maine town, passed away at her home in Los Angeles at age 96.


The housing market is supposed to be cooling, but a residential real-estate firm, Port Property Management, bought eight buildings in the city’s West Bayside neighborhood for a total of $25 million.