The City of Bangor has established an exclusion zone for anchoring and mooring around the inner Bangor Harbor. This zone has been established to protect a federally mandated coal tar remediation project area that the City of Bangor has been working on for several years. The area is described as follows:
Beginning at a point roughly at the southern corner of the bulkhead at N 410,944.85, E 913.689.35 (State Plane Coordinate System, NAD83, Maine - East, US feet). Thence 21.98 feet at a bearing of S58°11'43"E to a turning point in the Penobscot River. Thence 586.88 feet at S34°5'52"W to an angle point in the Penobscot River. Thence 419.70 feet at S24°19'45"W to a turning point in the Penobscot River. Thence 180.86 feet at N65°40'15"W to a point at the high water mark on the shore of the Penobscot River. Thence following the high water line along the shore at a generally northeast direction back to the bulkhead. Thence along the southern end of the bulkhead to the point of beginning.
The exclusion zone is depicted in the aerial image below. Anchoring or mooring in this zone is prohibited. Please help the City of Bangor protect this area.
Bangor is located near the head of tide of the historic Penobscot River. Bangor Harbor was once the busiest lumber port in the world, shipping the products of Maine’s northern forests to the world. Today, our harbor is home to pleasure craft and coastal cruise vessels. Bangor Landing offers two public docks. Water and power are available, as are pump-out services. Our docks can handle private vessels of virtually all sizes, although larger vessels should contact us in advance of arrival. The harbor is open throughout the fresh water boating season.
Bangor Landing is located on Bangor’s historic waterfront adjacent to our downtown. Public transportation, banks, museums, shops, and restaurants are but a short walk away. Bangor International Airport, Central Maine’s Gateway to the World, is ten minutes from the harbor.
The Harbormaster's Office on the Bangor Waterfront offers restrooms open to the public during daytime hours, and at many evening events. There is also a water fountain and bottle filling station courtesy of Bangor Greendrinks on the side of the building.
Season is May 15th through October 15th
647 Main Street, Bangor, ME 04401
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