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.