Seafood companies request free land in Bucksport

Pemaquid Mussel Farm, Greenhead Lobster seek spots in industrial park
By Ethan Andrews | Feb 07, 2018
Photo by: Ethan Andrews Two seafood companies are hoping to break ground in the undeveloped far end of Buckstown Heritage Park. Pictured here is the entrance to the industrial park on Route 46 in Bucksport.

Bucksport — Two Maine seafood companies are seeking free land in Buckstown Heritage Park, the town's Route 46 industrial park.

Darmariscotta-based Pemaquid Mussel Farm has requested a 3.25-acre lot for a new facility that the company projects will employ nine people by the end of the year, according to Bucksport Economic Development Director Richard Rotella.

Additionally, Rotella said, Stonington-based Greenhead Lobster is seeking a 2.75-acre lot for a new lobster and crab processing facility that it projects will employ up to 45 people by the end of 2019.

Bucksport offers industrial park land to businesses free of charge at the discretion of the Town Council. Rotella said he expects to bring the requests from the two seafood companies to the council for consideration Feb. 8.

Both parcels are situated in the eight-lot undeveloped far end of the industrial park, known as Phase 2. The near end of the park, known as Phase 1, is home to another crab processing facility, Waterworld II, along with a satellite shop of Belfast's Front Street Shipyard, A & J Motorcycle Safety School, Central Maine Cold Storage, Northeast Cable, Osborne Plumbing and Heating and others.

Pemaquid Mussel Farm and Greenhead Lobster did not respond to requests for comment.

Situated at the far end of Heritage Park Road, the undeveloped Phase 2 of the industrial park, currently being eyed by two seafood companies, has eight lots ranging in size from 2 acres to 3.25 acres. (Photo by: Ethan Andrews)
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