Schoodic Peninsula and Navy Base (former) – Winter Harbor ME

Description

The Schoodic Peninsula is “located four miles (6 km) east of Bar Harbor, Maine, as the crow flies and contains 2,266 acres (9 km2), or approximately 5%, of Acadia National Park.” Following a deal with John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and the National Park Service to move a Navy radio facility from Mount Desert Island to Schoodic Point in 1935, the CCC was involved in the construction of the United States Navy base NSGA Winter Harbor, the 4 mile Schoodic Park Loop Road, a new causeway bridge, demolishing older buildings in Lower Harbor to create a cleared area at Frazer Point, solidifying the old Moore Mountain Road, brush, tree, and deadwood clearing, a new ranger cabin facility near Moores Mountain Road, 4 park hiking trails and trailheads on Schoodic Head, the Blueberry Hill parking area, and a sizable parking area, rest room, and pumping station for the viewing of the spectacular surf at Schoodic Point.

The base was decommissioned in 2002 and has been converted into a National Park Service training center called the Schoodic Education and Research Center Institute.”

W.P.A. project information for Navy Yard:
“Construct fences and shelter for pump, install water pump, and improve buildings”
Official Project Number: 265‐3‐11‐6
Total project cost: $50,612.00
Sponsor: Commandant, 1st Naval District, U.S. Navy

Source notes

http://www.nps.gov/acad/parkmgmt/upload/schoodic_gmpa.pdf
Schoodic Point: History on the Edge of Acadia National Park
By Allen K. Workman
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schoodic_Peninsula

Nationwide Context, Inventory, and Heritage Assessment of Works Progress Administration and Civilian Conservation Corps Resources on Department of Defense Installations, July 2009 (page C-86).

Project originally submitted by Andrew Laverdiere on May 6, 2014.
Additional contributions by Evan Kalish.

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Location Info


Winter Harbor, ME 04693

Coordinates: 44.356531, -68.075213

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