York, Maine’s Hancock Wharf Protected as Access Site
February 27, 2011
Working Waterfront: A York historical society has used funding from the state’s Working Waterfront Access Pilot Program to save a historic wharf on the York River and provide critical waterfront access to southern Maine lobstermen.
With the help of bond money provided by the program, Museums of Old York is completing work on the Hancock Wharf on the York River. The renovations have rescued the pier and retaining wall from decay and will provide additional floats for lobstermen. A refrigerated bait shack will be added in coming months.
The total renovation will cost somewhere in the neighborhood of $230,000 and provide permanent dock access for 3 lobster boats.
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