The Beals Municipal Landing is used by up to 300 commercial boats at least once a year and more than 35 boats daily. It is a convenient point for fishermen to reach moored vessels and a place to load traps and gear to and from boats and vehicles. Fisheries landed include: lobsters, clams, mussels, scallops, worms, and periwinkles.
Located on Muscongus Bay, the Bremen Lobster Cooperative serves 24 lobster boats and provides income for 34 families in the area. With two piers, multiple buildings, cold storage for bait, ample parking, and fuel storage onsite, the facility is an important landing and lobster buying station for the area.
Located in Goose Cove in the town of Tremont, Davis Wharf is a family-owned property that supports up to 12 commercial fishermen. LMF grant funds helped finance numerous wharf infrastructure improvements, including installing a large float and ramp to allow better access between tides.
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.
Located on Beals Island, the Great Wass Bait & Lobster Co. facility offers a deep water access pier, ramp, floats, a buying station, a tidal lobster pound, fuel, bait and supplies. It is the most heavily used commercial fishing property on Beals Island and serves nearly 100 boats annually.
Located in Harpswell, Holbrook Wharf is a mixed-use property that includes a commercial fishing wharf, a snack bar, a historic house with two apartments, a general store and a second dock with floats for recreational boating access and two moorings.
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 York, John Hancock Wharf provides three commercial lobster boats loading and unloading capacity, gear and bait storage, parking and access to fuel. LMF grant funds helped finance infrastructure improvements such as stabilizing the shoreline and adding another ramp and float.
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 Jonesport, the Moosabec Mussels property provides access for more than 10 mussel and mahogany clam boats that require a sturdy pier and deep water to berth at low tide. A processing and packing plant that employs more than a dozen people year round also occupies the site.
The Pemaquid Fishermen’s Cooperative property is adjacent to Pemaquid Harbor in the town of Bristol. Approximately 50 fishing and harvesting families are supported by this property’s working waterfront access. LMF grant funds helped finance infrastructure investments such as maintenance of a state-of-the-art chilled seawater system.
Located in Scarborough Harbor, Pine Point Municipal Pier provides access for dozens of lobster boats and clam skiffs, generating income for more than 50 fishermen and families. LMF grant funds helped finance the construction of a new pier at Pine Point that significantly increased its productivity and improved access.
The Port Clyde Fishermen’s Cooperative wharf supports the lobstering activities of co-op members, and a portion of the property is also leased to a family-owned and operated bait processing facility that provides bait to fishermen throughout the area.
Located in Eastport, Quoddy Bay Lobster provides access for up to 10 lobster boats. A modest building on-site contains bait storage, a lobster tank for storage, offices, and a take-out food kitchen where locals and tourists can enjoy eating the freshly caught lobster and crabmeat.
Roberts Wharf property provides permanent commercial fishing access on Barter’s Island in the town of Boothbay. Accommodating up to 10 fishermen, this 1.9-acre property includes two pier structures, convenient deep water access, moorings, and gear storage space.
Located in Owls Head, the Ship to Shore Lobster Wharf serves more than 30 fishing boats with all-tide access, bait, fuel, parking, and two hydraulic winches with booms. There are roughly 100 families supported from the commercial fishing activities on the wharf. Landings at the wharf include lobster, but in the future the hope is to handle shrimp, scallops, crab, clams and worms.
The South Bristol Fisherman’s Co-op property is the single most important commercial fishing access point in Lincoln County, landing about 830,000 pounds of lobster and about 930,000 pounds of shrimp annually. Founded in 1972 by 12 local fishermen, the Co-op now serves roughly 40 boats and 70 fishermen.
The Spruce Head Fishermen’s Cooperative is one of the most significant lobster landing sites on the coast of Maine and supports over 75 boats. Successful completion of this project not only secured working access for the fishermen, but benefited over 100 families who are supported by the revenue generated across this property.
On an island where nearly 50% of the year-round population earns a living from fisheries, the Vinalhaven Lobstermen’s Co-op is one of three important access properties in Carver’s Harbor. It serves about 60 boats, has 84 members, and supports 100 island families with income from the sale of lobsters and crabs.
Located in Lubec, the Wharf on Johnson’s Bay offers fishermen a full-service buying station for lobsters, crabs, clams, urchins, periwinkles, and scallops. Thirty-eight lobster and scallop boats and nearly 120 skiff fishermen sell their products to the Wharf. Its location outside of the Lubec Narrows allows for a safe approach and berthing for the unloading of vessels.