Episode 19
Open Ears MaineJune 16, 2020x
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Episode 19

A 785 foot cruise ship named the Riviera tied up to the Breakwater in Eastport on Sunday, with a skeleton crew of 135 workers. The vessel is slated to remain in Eastport indefinitely, or until the cruise ship industry re-opens after shutting down due to the pandemic. In this episode, we speak to two Washington County residents. The first is a fella called Nateshaw Rick and he's been asking around the island city for the locals' opinion of the ship's visit. And then we'll hear from Chris Gardner, executive director of the Port of Eastport, about the details of the deal that are expected to bring in almost $50,000 monthly in mooring fees.