Kongsberg Maritime has completed the sale of its US-based underwater technology company Hydroid to Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII).The two companies entered into $350-million sale and purchase agreement in February this year.Back in 2007, Kongsberg Maritime acquired Hydroid for $80 million.In connection with the transaction, Kongsberg Maritime and HII have entered into a strategic alliance agreement effective as of today.The agreement relates to underwater technology from Kongsberg’s underwater environment in Horten, as well as a wider range of Kongsberg’s maritime solutions.The deal aims to strengthen both parties’ abilities to sell their products and solutions to both US and global customers in the underwater segments.
ELLSWORTH — Woodlawn Museum will hold its Big Lobster Invitational Croquet Tournament from Wednesday, Sept. 9, through Sunday, Sept. 13.The tournament, sponsored by the Woodlawn Croquet Program, includes five days of spirited croquet play on the coast of Maine. Spectators are welcome.The tournament, also known as “the Big Lobster,” includes a unique blend of six- and nine-wicket competition in various Downeast Maine settings that offer views of Acadia National Park and Maine lobster.The “Big Lobster” is a favorite of many players and attracts some top-notch croquet players from the United States and Canada.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text“It is a very unique tournament in that it uses both nine-wicket doubles and six-wicket singles play,” said Woodlawn Croquet participant and tournament manager Perry Mattson. “The nine-wicket doubles uses a variation of the Claremont Hotel Classic Tournament rules and is similar to the backyard version of nine wicket croquet played for years by many families. The six-wicket singles uses the American rules.”The event opens with a reception and barbecue for the players on Tuesday evening, Sept. 8. The first two days of the tournament are the nine-wicket rounds and will be played in Southwest Harbor.The six-wicket rounds will be at Woodlawn starting on Friday morning, Sept. 11. The six wicket championship games will be held Sunday, Sept. 13, ending around 2 p.m.This year, in addition to Maine players, participants also will come from Arkansas, Oklahoma, Florida, Missouri, Maryland, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Canada and the Virgin Islands.All are competing for the bragging rights to be named a Big Lobster Champion.The Big Lobster Croquet tournament was first organized in the 1990s by Larry Stettner, a founding member of Woodlawn Croquet and a resident of Southwest Harbor.For information or questions, contact Stettner at 266-2733 or email [email protected] or tournament manager Perry Mattson at 667-9335 or [email protected]