ORONO — The sale of two pieces of land on an island in Nova Scotia will benefit the University of Maine Lobster Institute.

Basil and Harriet Heanssler, owners of Conary Cove Lobster Co. in Deer Isle have donated two parcels of undeveloped land on McNutt’s Island in Nova Scotia, one 91 acres and the other 87 acres.

Proceeds from the sale will aid the lobster institute in its mission to maintain a healthy, sustainable lobster resource and vibrant lobster industry by helping to build its endowment.

The Heansslers were the first to support the work of the lobster institute through a gift of land in 2008. The Heanssler family has been involved in the lobster industry for generations.

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