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Northeast Harbor Navigation Project

Northeast Harbor in Mount Desert is a large protected cove on the southeastern side of Mount Desert Island. Located about 11 miles southwest of Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor is a popular yachting center and summer resort area, and provides a well protected winter anchorage for commercial fishing boats and lobstering craft.

The project, completed in 1954, consists of:

  • An 800 foot long channel extending from the middle of the harbor to two town landings on the west side of the harbor. The 10-foot-deep channel is 650 feet wide at its entrance and narrows to 250 feet as it approaches the landing areas.
  • Two anchorage areas, each seven feet deep, on either side of the channel. The anchorages total about 18 acres in area.