George J. Mitchell Field - Harpswell, ME
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
N 43° 46.271 W 070° 00.507
19T E 418838 N 4846953
Quick Description: This is a 120 site which is mostly undeveloped in Middle Bay in Harpswell, Maine. There are walking trails and a new Community Garden with plans for further development.
Location: Maine, United States
Date Posted: 2/25/2008 7:54:26 PM
Waymark Code: WM38HW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member martycook
Views: 38

Long Description:
Mitchell Field is a 119.3-acre coastal site with deep-water pier and dock including 2,630 feet of prime shoreline on Middle Bay. The site is accessible by road from State-highway 123 (1410 Harpswell Neck Road).

On-site there are approximately a dozen buildings of 1950’s era vintage and a water storage tank with a 100,000-gallon capacity. Paved roads lead from the highway access point to the waterfront. Electrical service is available on-site. Approximately 40 acres are heavily wooded, the remainder of the property is open space.

Commissioned in 1954, the U.S. Navy Fuel Depot operated throughout the Cold War to supply fuel to the Brunswick Naval Air Station. In 1991, the Navy determined that it would be more economical to truck in fuel from Searsport and, on March 31, 1992, officially shut down the facility.

The 1995 Defense Authorization Act authorized the conveyance of the property to the Town of Harpswell which renamed it the George J. Mitchell Field.
Name: George J. Mitchell Field

Street Location: Route 123

Local Municipality: Harpswell

State/Province, etc.: Maine

Country: United States

Web Site: [Web Link]

Recreational Facilities:
Walking trails, community garden

Ponds/Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Beach: Middle Bay

Memorial/Commemoration: Not listed

Date Established: Not listed

Picnic Facilities: Not listed

Monuments/Statues: Not listed

Art (murals/sculpture, etc.): Not listed

Fountains: Not listed

Special Events: Not listed

Traditional Geocaches: Not listed

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