Temporary closure of the Frazer Point pier will provide accessibility and a new wooden deck at Schoodic Peninsula, Acadia National Park
WINTER HARBOR, MAINE – The Frazer Point pier will be temporarily closed for upgrades beginning on Wednesday July 17 and extending into mid-September. The upgrades will make the pier accessible by adding a ramp as well as removal and replacement of the decaying wooden deck. The existing stone piers will remain.
Without these upgrades the pier would eventually be closed due to unsafe conditions. Work will be performed with the use of a barge, a crane, scaffolding, and the existing float.
The Frazer Point pier provides boat access to the picnic area, a place to launch a kayak or canoe into Frenchman Bay, and a place to fish free from slippery rocks and thick seaweed. This pier is the only marine pier maintained by Acadia National Park on the mainland. The last upgrade to this pier was the replacement of the floating dock in 2011. This project is funded directly through visitor entrance fees to the park and work is being performed by a National Park Service work crew based out of Maryland.
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