Town looks to ramp up tourism by repairing dock
BUCKSPORT, Maine (AP) – Officials in Bucksport, Maine, plan to repair the town’s down to attract more ships and recreational vessels.
The Bangor Daily News reports Bucksport harbormaster Michael Ormsby has outlined $70,000 in repairs and maintenance work. Town officials hope to replace wooden floats and extend the main dock to 400 feet. Improvements are part of the town’s $1.5 million economic plan.
Mayor David Keene says the town is covering most of the repairs, but that they are seeking grants. Keene believes the improved dock could help tourism-based businesses and eventually drum up revenue.
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The town also plans to replace a former paper mill site with a salmon farm. An Environmental Protection Agency planning grant is funding an engineering study on the site.
Information from: Bangor Daily News, http://www.bangordailynews.com
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