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Rockland in Knox County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Rockland Harbor Trail

Snow Marine Park to Rockland Breakwater Light

 
 
Rockland Harbor Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 24, 2011
1. Rockland Harbor Trail Marker
Inscription.
[Historical Excerpt Transcribed]

General Information
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.

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The breakwater is a granite barrier which stretches 4,346 feet from Jameson's Point toward Owl's Head. Nearly 700,000 tons of stone was laid between April 1881 and November 1899 to make up the nine sections of the breakwater.

The initial section of the breakwater was started about 204 feet from the shore and extended out into the harbor 657 feet. Blocks of granite, some weighing up to several thousand pounds, were dropped into the water forming a trapezoid (175 feet at the base and 43 feet wide at the top).

As construction of the jetty progressed, beacons were placed at the southern end as a warning to ships. In 1888 a small portable light station was erected on granite blocks. Between 1886 and 1895 this station was moved four (4) times.

The lighthouse seen today was erected and lit in 1902.

Information provided by the Shore Village Historical Society.
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Welcome to the Marie H. Reed
Marie H. Reed Breakwater Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 24, 2011
2. Marie H. Reed Breakwater Park Marker
Breakwater Park

This park has been developed by the City of Rockland for the enjoyment of the citizens and visitors to Rockland, Oct. 1990.
 
Location. 44° 6.927′ N, 69° 5.042′ W. Marker is in Rockland, Maine, in Knox County. Click for map. Marker is along the Breakwater Access Trail in Marie H. Reed Breakwater Park, at the southeast terminus of Samoset Road. Marker is in this post office area: Rockland ME 04841, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse (approx. 0.9 miles away); a different marker also named Rockland Harbor Trail (approx. 1.3 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Spanish American War Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); The Blues Trail: Mississippi to Maine (approx. 1.5 miles away); Portland Head Light Bell (1942) (approx. 1.5 miles away); World Wars Memorial (approx. 1.5 miles away); Chapman Park (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rockland.
 
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Rockland Harbor Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 24, 2011
3. Rockland Harbor Trail Marker
In treeline, with breakwater in distant upper left
Rockland Harbor Breakwater on a Foggy Day image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 24, 2011
4. Rockland Harbor Breakwater on a Foggy Day
Rockland Harbor Breakwater image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 24, 2011
5. Rockland Harbor Breakwater
Looking SSE toward Lighthouse
Lobster Trap Floats Off Rockland Harbor Breakwater image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 24, 2011
6. Lobster Trap Floats Off Rockland Harbor Breakwater
Dozens of traps are set off both sides of the breakwater
Rockland Breakwater Light image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 24, 2011
7. Rockland Breakwater Light
With inbound ferry
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 403 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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