New Launch Ramp Under Construction on Ellsworth, ME, Lake

Branch Lake, SE section of lower lake. Photo courtesy/

Bangor Daily News: A contentious new state boat launch 7 years in the making is finally under construction at Branch Lake [in Ellsworth, Maine].

George Powell, director of the Bureau of Parks and Lands for the Maine Department of Conservation, which is building the launch, said the entire project will cost about $850,000.

The $205,000 contract for the boat launch already has been awarded to Harold MacQuinn Inc. of Ellsworth. The launch will be located on state-owned land on the western side of the lake, a few hundred feet from the popular state-owned swimming beach at the end of Beachview Drive.

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The Bangor Daily News

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