For Immediate Release

Questions may be directed to:

Jim Fisher, AICP
Schoodic National Scenic Byway Planner
(207) 667-7131
jfisher@hcpcme.org

Gordon’s Wharf Project Receives Byways Grant

The Schoodic National Scenic Byway has received a grant of $44,000 from the Federal Highway Administration to preserve and improve a historic granite pier on Taunton Bay. 

Gordon’s Wharf will provide a unique place for visitors and residents to learn about the history of granite mining and shipping, and to launch small boats onto Taunton Bay.  Two community meetings have been held to discuss ways that this property, including a residence, can be converted to public use. 

Funds have also been raised through the town of Sullivan, Frenchman Bay Conservancy and Land for Maine’s Future.  Watch in coming months as these funds are blended to complete acquisition and improvement of this unique location.

The Schoodic Byway Corridor Management Committee is already at work on the next round of project proposals.  We welcome input and ideas for future project from residents and community based organizations in the Schoodic region. You can learn more at www.schoodicbyway.org.

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Overview indicating location of Gordon's Wharf Interpretive Sign about Gordon's Wharf located at the Schoodic Byway Taunton Byway Gateway