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Kennebec Estuary Land Trust


The Kennebec Estuary Land Trust is committed to conserving land and wildlife habitat of the Lower Kennebec and Sheepscot River estuaries. We are a community based membership organization serving the towns of Arrowsic, Bath, Bowdoinham, Dresden, West Bath, Georgetown, Westport Island and Woolwich.

February 2019

Hike Bath’s Peterson Canal, Bath

February 10 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
New Meadows Lake Boat Launch ME United States

Modern day explorers are invited to experience this same tramp for the annual hike of the Peterson Canal. The canal was built to around 1790 to connect Merrymeeting Bay with the New Meadows River, facilitating downstream transportation of logs- “Lumber and Masts…directly into Casco Bay and to Falmouth without going to sea or running the hazard of going down that rapid torrent, the main Stream of the Kennebeck,” (from the petition to the General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts…

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