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Maine DMR commissions new patrol boat

MOUNT DESERT — The Department of Marine Resources (DMR) gave the Marine Patrol’s enforcement capabilities a serious upgrade last Wednesday morning with the commissioning of a new patrol boat at the Henry R. Abel & Co. boat yard on Somes Sound. Built by SW Boatworks of Lamoine, the Dirigo II is longer, beamier, faster and more rugged than the 16-year-old patrol vessel Dirigo that it replaces. Read [email protected]  12:57