Rockland in Knox County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
Rockland Harbor Trail
Snow Marine Park to Rockland Breakwater Light
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The Rockland Harbor Trail is easy to follow. Allow you and your imagination enjoy the Harbor sights along the way. The trail is approximately 5.5. mile[s] from beginning to end, linking many of the city's open spaces, parks, downtown and waterfront historical sites.
The Harbor Park area possesses one of the best views of the Rockland Harbor. The park contains the public landing, Harbormaster office and the Rockland-Thomaston Chamber of Commerce.
The park was transformed from the city dump to a public park in 1935. The W.P.A. provided labor and materials were donated for seawall and the landing. The steel bridge which makes up part of the pier was donated by the Rockland-Rockport Lime Company. The Rockland Yacht club donated the building which serves as the Chamber of Commerce headquarters and the Harbormaster office.
The Harbor Park is a great place to come and relax and is currently the scene for multiple summer festivals.
Information provided by the Shore Village Historical Society.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects marker series.
Location. 44° 6.072′ N, 69° Click for map. Marker is in Mildred B. Merrill Harbor Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 252 Main Street, Rockland ME 04841, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Civil War and Edwin Libby Post No. 16, G.A.R. Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Chapman Park (about 300 feet away); Portland Head Light Bell (1942) (about 400 feet away); The Blues Trail: Mississippi to Maine (about 500 feet away); World Wars Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Walter Hamor Piston (approx. 0.3 miles away); Spanish American War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rockland.
Also see . . .
1. Rockland (formerly South Village) Historical Society. (Submitted on February 7, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. City of Rockland, Maine. (Submitted on February 7, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Historic Downtown Rockland, Maine. (Submitted on February 7, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Charity & Public Work • Entertainment • Man-Made Features •
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