...We started off with the news that a retired Navy Captain, who had sued for documents related to the sinking of the USS Thresher in 1963, concluded there was no coverup by the U.S. government. The story has been a mystery for submariners for decades, and the Thresher left on what would become her eternal patrol from Kittery. Only one other modern U.S. Navy sub has ever been lost-- the USS Scorpion -- and the reasons for that incident have also been swathed in mystery for decades.
Surfacing from the depths, to the shore, we dig into the debate over a proposed eel farm in Waldoboro, look at efforts to save sea stars in the Pacific Northwest, and how the FIRE movement to save boatloads of money early and retire young is playing out with millennials.
Rounding out our water theme, details on a push from the Penobscot nation over its water fight, how clean water is handled in the new federal infrastructure bill.
That’s it for now. Don’t forget you can give during our Dirigo radio drive at Mainepublic.org.
Mark Simpson, News Director
Maine Public: Waldoboro Eel Farm Aims To Raise At Least 2 Million Eels Annually For American Tables
While mostly seen on Asian menus these days, eels have a long culinary and cultural history in Maine as well.
Our next All Books Considered Book Club must read: "Landslide" by author Susan Conley.
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