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A new lobster boat gets launched in Rockport Harbor and the town cheers

The Cummins inboard engine rumbled to life like a charm Saturday afternoon, June 10, and Rockport fisherman Kenny Dodge gave a slight smile and nod. Inside, though, you knew he was grinning big. He stood on the deck of his new 47-foot lobster boat, the Hemingway, reached through the window for the wheel, and reversed the vessel into the Goose River Channel. It was a boat launching of magnificent proportions for a town that prides itself on supporting its working waterfront.,, The day culminated five years in the making: Dodge had worked through past winters building the Hemingway in his West Rockport boat barn. Click here to read the story and see a bunch of nice images! 09:55

First Electric Commercial Fishing Vessel Launched

The world’s first electric commercial fishing vessel is ready for commissioning in Norway.  A Corvus lithium polymer Energy Storage System (ESS) with 30 batteries has been integrated with a Siemens propulsion system to power the 11 meter vessel built by Selfa Arctic AS in Norway. The fishing boat, designed to operate entirely on battery power over a planned ten hour working day, can be charged overnight by plugging into the electrical grid and has an emergency 50kW auxiliary diesel-electric generator. Read the rest here 22:30