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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pemaquid Watershed Association’s Crooked Farm Preserve is open to the public for walking, boating, hunting and fishing. A 3-mile trail system traverses the preserve’s 125 acres of forest, wetlands, open fields, high knolls, and ravines.
The River-Link is a five-mile trail and wildlife corridor on the spine of the Boothbay Peninsula. Connecting multiple conservation lands, it begins at Dodge Point in Newcastle and heads south into Edgecomb offering opportunities to hike, snowshoe, hunt, birdwatch, and observe wildlife along the way.
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.
Boothbay Region Land Trust’s 63-acre Penny Lake Preserve features a couple miles of family friendly trails, including one that is ADA handicapped accessible. The property’s wetlands attract many species of wildlife, including birds, turtles, beaver, deer, and an occasional moose.