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Vinalhaven Fishermen’s Cooperative

Working Waterfront Maine · Midcoast Maine · Knox County

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. The Land for Maine’s Future Board supported the protection of the Vinalhaven Fisherman’s Cooperative property in 2009. Grant funds were used to finance the construction of a large freezer and cold storage building.