Located in Friendship, the Fishermen’s Heritage Lobster Co-op wharf services 40 lobster boats in a fishing harbor that is one of the busiest in the state. Over 60 families are supported in this community by the earnings from lobsters landed at the Co-op. LMF grant funds helped finance numerous improvements to the wharf.
The Friendship Lobster Cooperative wharf has been an important access point for the community since the 1800’s when coastal steamers and fishing boats unloaded there. With a large wharf, buildings which house offices, workshops, storage, and parking, the property is one of the most important fisheries access points in Friendship Harbor.
This 92-acre Coastal Mountains Land Trust preserve is located in Belfast along the banks of the Passagassawakeag River. The Head of Tide Preserve features two miles of hiking trails, a picnic area, and an educational permaculture garden. Visitors enjoy birdwatching and nature observation.
Located in St. George, Maine Coast Heritage Trust’s 20-acre High Island Preserve welcomes visitors to camp, picnic, hike, and take in spectacular views from its rugged shoreline. High Island is close to the mainland and in fair boating conditions is suitable for novice paddlers to visit after a short excursion across Tenants Harbor, a busy commercial fishing port.
The Isle au Haut Municipal multi-use pier directly benefits the island’s 15 commercial fishermen who land lobsters, halibut, scallops, and clams. The municipal pier is the island’s only public access point.
Located in North Haven, J.O. Brown & Son maintain the most heavily trafficked wharf on the island. LMF grant funds helped finance the following improvements: replacing an old wharf side with a wider and longer structure, replacing the ramp, installing a hoist and dedicating one side of the pier to commercial fishing uses.
Located in the heart of Sagadahoc County, the Kennebec River Estuary is a haven for hunters, anglers, and birdwatchers. A coalition of land trusts and government agencies have joined together to conserve more than 18,000 acres of land within this critical estuary that contains more than 20% of Maine’s tidal marshes.
Boothbay Region Land Trust’s 46-acre Lobster Cove Preserve features three miles of trails available for cross country skiing, hiking, and birdwatching, and ATV use. The preserve’s meadow is a popular spot for picnics and school outings.
Located in Bremen, the Maine Fresh Lobster property services about 10 lobster boats seasonally providing fuel, bait, and a point of sale for up to 19 lobstermen. LMF grant funds helped finance many improvements including: installing a holding tank with flowing seawater to grade and retail lobsters and expanding parking areas.
Located in Newcastle, the Midcoast Conservancy’s 70-acre Marsh River Preserve features a 0.9-mile nature trail that offers scenic overlooks of the river. The preserve’s beautiful salt marshes and mixed forests offer ideal habitat for birds and other wildlife.